‘Appalling’ Pogba told he’s ‘earned’ the boos from Man Utd fans

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2022 8:35 - Joe Williams

Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba walks off the pitch

Paul Pogba has “earned what he’s got” from Man Utd supporters following years of poor performances, according to Simon Jordan.

The Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, had one particularly good campaign in 2018/19 when he contributed 13 goals and nine assists in 35 Premier League appearances.

However, he has failed to get anywhere near those numbers or standard of displays since, with Pogba scoring just five Premier League goals in his last three seasons.


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His agent Mino Raiola hasn’t helped build a good relationship with the Man Utd supporters with regular comments on Pogba’s future away from Old Trafford.

Man Utd interim boss Ralf Rangnick questioned the logic of supporters on Saturday for singling out the World Cup winner for boos during their 3-2 victory over Norwich City.

But former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan has criticised Pogba and the current “buying policy” at Man Utd.

Jordan said on talkSPORT: “People say ‘you shouldn’t boo him when he comes off’ he reaps what he sews, he’s earned what he’s got.

“He’s got that relationship and reaction from the fans because of his performances over four or five years.

“[Jose] Mourinho wouldn’t put up with it either, he wouldn’t put up with Pogba, and he got done in the court of public opinion, he got done for taking this player to task and having a problem with him.

“There’s certain people you just can’t turn round and maybe Man United’s whole buying policy is the problem.”

Jordan added: “Maybe they never should have bought Pogba if they weren’t at the stage where they could afford the luxury of letting Pogba do what he wants when wants, and manage him a certain way because the rest of the team is good enough.

“He plays in a certain way for a very good French side, he was part of a very good and cohesive unit that made up for some of the things he didn’t do and Juventus was the same.

“But the fact of the matter is he’s been appalling for Manchester United the five seasons he’s been there.”

 

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