Monday 20 May 2019

Paul Pogba: Manager was right to slam players for 'disrespectful' Everton display

 

"The way we played and the performance of myself, of the team, of everyone is disrespectful," Pogba told Sky. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Yates

James Ducker

Paul Pogba has revealed how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff tore into Manchester United players after the Everton debacle - and added he and his team-mates had "disrespected" the club with their dreadful performance.

United face City in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford tomorrow and Pogba admitted the mentality of the players had to change.

"The way we played and the performance of myself, of the team, of everyone is disrespectful," Pogba told Sky. "We didn't respect ourselves, the club or the fans. "Everything went wrong, but the most important thing is the mentality that we put on the pitch - that has to change.

"We let the manager speak, the staff speak (in the dressing room) and they spoke the truth. They said what happened in the game and it is not respectful for ourselves.

''What we did on the pitch is not respectful for the team-mates, for the staff, for the people, for the kitman, for everyone. I want to say (to the fans), and I know it may not be enough, but the fans want a reaction from the players and the only way to apologise to them is to give everything on the pitch. We don't want to look like we did because the body language was not good enough for this shirt.

"You have to work, you have to sweat for this shirt and you have to give everything.

"We are Manchester United and we play to win trophies. Last year, we didn't win any and this year again and now (if) we don't get into the top four, obviously it is a very disappointing season. It is not good at all for this club." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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