Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains angry Paul Pogba talk

Liverpool's record 5-0 win at Man Utd: Solskjaer at 'rock bottom'

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba was angered by reports which were published earlier this week. It was claimed that Pogba snubbed Solskjaer in the aftermath of their 5-0 loss to Liverpool, in which the midfielder was sent off.

Pogba released a statement on Twitter calling the article ‘fake news’ and posted a lengthy message on his Instagram account.

The Frenchman then went to see his United boss to vent and explain that the article was not true.

“I don’t read social media but when Paul came up to me, angry,” Solskjaer said. “We expect to be criticised, hands up, the performance wasn’t good enough, we don’t expect, we can’t accept when lies are made up.

“Paul told me what he put up on his social media. We’re better than that as a group – the culture, environment is better, we can’t stand for blatant lies.

“They’ve gotta stand up and say so. All the opinions and reports, fine, but don’t make up lies about players or me.”

After being accused of not speaking to his manager, Pogba wrote: “I’ve always fought and will always fight for Manchester United, my team-mates and the fans.

“Bla bla is not important.

“The future is far, today is what matters and I am 1000 per cent involved!

“Always strong together… all has been clear between the club and myself and that will never change.

“When you don’t know what’s going on inside, don’t talk.

“#SpeakTheTruthOrRemainSilent. #United. #talktothehand.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer went on to further defend his team from criticism and insisted they will bounce back against Tottenham on Saturday.

He added: “I think I’ve just answered that. The players come in, proper professionals, come in, good people, do their best.

“We have an environment in and around the place, loads of respect for each other. When you come in for criticism like you do, you come into the trenches with your team-mates.

“That’s the reaction I’ve seen this seen, whatever this club has been through before, it’s always about getting through with courage, togetherness, self-belief, sticking together and this group has done.”

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