Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has responded to claims his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reached the tipping point. The midfielder was named on the bench for last weekend’s game against Liverpool but was introduced for the start of the second half.
Pogba’s afternoon lasted just 15 minutes as he was correctly given his marching orders for a crunching tackle on Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.
Following the game, former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was scathing in his assessment of Pogba, arguing the midfielder could have worn the club’s crest for the final time.
In the aftermath of Liverpool’s five-goal thumping at Old Trafford, reports claimed that Pogba’s relationship with Solskjaer had deteriorated to the point where he snubbed the manager post-game.
Big lies to make headlines pic.twitter.com/VBQiBxSuNO
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 27, 2021
These allegations have now been denied by the 28-year-old, who has taken to social media to get his message across, as seen above.
“Big lies to make headlines,” the France international said as he distanced himself from the claims.
Pogba retaliated further on Instagram: “Tabloid press once again wants to create polemic with 100% fake news. Big lies to make headlines. Journalists who use my name to be seen when there is nothing to see.
“The only reason I address this b.s is out of respect to my coach, club and fans to send a clear message: the less you read these people the better you are, they have no shame and will say just anything with no basis at all.”
It’s easy to get drawn into the negative press after the game against Liverpool but Solskjaer maintains a healthy relationship with Pogba, which shows his excellent skills in man-management.