FURIOUS Paul Pogba snubbed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being left out of Manchester United’s line-up for their 5-0 drubbing by Liverpool.
Paul Pogba snubbed Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the 5-0 Liverpool loss and has now shelved talks over a new contractCredit: AP
Solskjaer is now facing the sack at Man Utd after Sunday’s horror show against LiverpoolCredit: Reuters
The Frenchman did apologise to his team-mates for his recklessness after the match – but he did not speak to under-fire Solskjaer, who has now lost the backing of his senior stars in the dressing room.
The 28-year-old club record signing has now put all talks over a new contract on hold.
Pogba’s current United deal is up in the summer when he can walk away as a free agent.
The French World Cup winner appears to be paying the price for his outspoken comments following the 4-2 defeat away by Leicester.
After that game Pogba said: “We’ve had these kinds of games for a long time.
“We have not found the problem, conceding easy goals – we need to be more mature, play with more experience and arrogance in a good way.
“We need to find something, we need to change.”
Pogba was subsequently axed from the starting line-up for the comeback win against Atalanta and then kept on the bench for Liverpool.
He was asked to come on at the break on Sunday with his team already 4-0 down.
But within five minutes he lost possession in the middle of the park, allowing Jordan Henderson to put Mohamed Salah through on goal to complete his hat-trick.
On the hour mark, he was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge which saw Keita taken off on a stretcher.
Former boss Jose Mourinho’s problems with Pogba helped to hasten his sacking.
Now Solskjaer is starting to have the same trouble as his tenure at Old Trafford hangs by a thread.
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