BUTafter Manchester Unitednarrow victory over norwich city On Saturday, several fans at Old Trafford booed Paul Pogba. In response, the French midfielder put his hand to his ear to taunt the fans.
Pogbacontract in Manchester United expires at the end of the season and is expected to leave this summer, to the disappointment of fans. There is also a belief that he has never lived up to expectations since he returned from Juventus for a club-record fee of £94.5 million.
The fans were chanting Pogba “fuck off” when Marcus Rashford was brought out in his place in the second half with a 2–2 score at the time.
Support for Pogba
But Manchester United boss Ralph Rannik spoke out in defense of the 29-year-old, insisting that the actions of the club’s fans did not make much sense, instead wanting them to support the club and the players.
“The fans are great and I can understand how upset and frustrated they are.” rangnik said. “But I don’t think it makes sense to take any individual person or player.
“It is a collective responsibility, so I will always protect and protect my players. I didn’t see what he did at the end of the game, but I heard about it.”
“That was his reaction to the chant during the game. As I said, I can understand the fans, but I don’t think it makes sense to take one player.
“I think Paul had good ball control during the game. 8th number is not his best position, but we didn’t have Fred or Scotty [McTominay] so I had to make a decision.”
Pogba largely played a minor role this season as injuries and poor form prevented him from playing only 26 games for United in all competitions, during this time he scored one goal and provided nine assists.