Neville labels one Man Utd player ’embarrassing’ in West Ham draw

Date published: Thursday 23rd July 2020 8:33

Man Utd fell short of some of the displays they have put in after the coronavirus suspension...

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Gary Neville has labeled Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba as “embarrassing” following his handball in their 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday.

While well short of some of the displays they have put in after the coronavirus suspension, teenage star Mason Greenwood scored as Man Utd came from behind to pick up a point.

Pogba’s handball allowed Michail Antonio to give David Moyes’ visitors a surprise half-time lead, but the 18-year-old’s latest strike secured a point which could pivotal in the final shake-up.

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Solskjaer’s side moved into the top-four for the first time since mid-September thanks to a draw that means Man Utd will qualify for the Champions League if they avoid defeat at Leicester on Sunday.

Speaking on Sky Sports as replays confirmed the handball, Neville said: “He’s in trouble, Paul Pogba, he’s in big, big trouble. He’s given a penalty away, he’s put his arms up and pretended it’s hit his head.

“To think, I felt a little bit sorry for him, I thought he took a whack in the head. Embarrassing. You don’t do that, you take it in the grid.”

Neville added: “Forget that it’s an appalling lack of discipline from Paul Pogba in terms of giving the penalty away, West Ham have been the better team.

“Man United have let this game drift, they’ve come here they’ve relaxed they’ve started to play, create moments and now they’ve got the lead.

“I’d say less if it was instinctive, but it was from 15 yards away that ball’s coming. There’s no case for putting his arms up at all, duck out of the way if he wants, but don’t put your arms up.”


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