Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says Paul Pogba apologised for giving away a penalty in the 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Wednesday.

Pogba blocked Declan Rice’s free-kick with his hand to allow Michail Antonio to convert from the penalty spot for the game’s opening goal.

“You could say it was a natural reaction from Paul. Should he do it? He probably should take one in the face, but he has apologised, he held his hands up and knew that he shouldn’t do that,” Maguire told Sky Sports.

“It was soft because it’s probably not ending up in a goal, they’ve been given a penalty and got an amazing opportunity to take the lead.”