Pogba will be out of the crucial clash with Pep Guardiola's team, after he was shown a red card for a stamp on Hector Bellerin in their 3-1 win over Arsenal, but the former defender believes the Red Devils still have a chance.
Paul Pogba could face an extended ban in the wake of his red card against Arsenal on Saturday.
United midfielder Pogba admitted to BBC Sport: 'I hope - and it's bad to say things like this - but I hope they will get some very important players injured like what happened with us.
'I think he got emotional, he lost his head, ' Lampard said on BT Sport.
"Hopefully we have no injuries and I wish that Paul could play against us".
"But also, the deficiencies of Pogba is defensively and how easy it was for Arsenal every time they got the ball to go through this Manchester United team and [David] De Gea just showed again he's the best goalkeeper in the world".
"Today I learned to attack a little bit differently, that is good news for me for the future". Do you play split strikers with Martial and Lukaku? The goals came early with Christian Kabasele's opener for Watford cancelled out by Son Heung Min. Sixth-placed Spurs are now four points behind Liverpool and 15 adrift of leaders City.
After Dwight Gayle gave Newcastle the lead, Belgium's Eden Hazard produced nine shots, six on target, and two goals in a display that, according to Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, made the difference against a side that has now gone six games without a win.
With that in account, they Portuguese boss may want to just try to be satisfied with the awesome result they secured and plan ahead of their fixture against City, especially with the 24-year-old no longer an option. "He always sets up for the opposition so he'll be well aware of Silva and De Bruyne and how he can try and stop them next week so it's a big miss really because that could have been a big head-to-head for the midfield players".
At Vicarage Road, Spurs clung on for a 1-1 draw with their near neighbors after Davinson Sanchez was sent off for elbowing Brazilian Richarlison at the start of the second half.