Paul Pogba’s social media posts cause confusion after Jose Mourinho sacking
The posts came shortly after the news that Mourinho and Manchester United had parted company but were swiftly deleted.
Paul Pogba has confused football fans on social media with two cryptic posts shared after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday.
Just minutes after the news of Mourinho’s departure from the club broke, a picture of the midfielder frowning at the camera appeared on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with the words: “Caption this!”
The text also included @adidasfootball as well as the hashtag #heretocreate, an Adidas slogan, leading to initial suggestions the posts were sponsored. Adidas , however, has since said they were not responsible.
Is this the moment that lead to Jose losing the dressing room? 🤔— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) December 18, 2018
When Mourinho and Pogba fell out on the training pitch 😲 pic.twitter.com/N0daQQEn6v
Former United defender Gary Neville appeared to react unfavourably to the deleted posts.
Some suggested the post may just have been scheduled and was simply a case of bad timing.
Calm down with the @paulpogba tweet/Insta post. It was probably scheduled in by his management days ago. You can tell because it's a sponsored post.— Elko Born (@Elko_B) December 18, 2018
Overreacting like this helps nobody. You should know better Gary. He was probably in training and it was likely prescheduled.— Imran (@PetrovskiUno) December 18, 2018
This is a chance for everyone at the club to finally start pulling in the same direction. Scapegoating Pogba now isn’t going to help anyone.
And former United and France captain Patrice Evra made a plea for peace, calling for positivity from all involved with the club instead of a focus on individuals.
The thing that is annoying me the most right now is why are people so focused on @paulpogba and Jose Mourinho. Let's focus on rebuilding something solid instead of being in a playground. Doing this is only disrespecting the badge, from now we only need positivity. #ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ClmWqmgf7G— Patrice Evra (@Evra) December 18, 2018