Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba Slams ‘Disrespectful’ Man Utd After Disgraceful Everton Bashing

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Paul Pogba insists Manchester United players should apologize to their fans with their performances on the pitch after their drubbing at the Merseyside on Sunday.

The Red Devils were comprehesively beaten 4-0 by Everton in their Premier League match on Sunday, derailing their top four hopes.

The loss was United’s fifth away from home consecutively, and it came on the back of 3-0 loss at Camp Nou to Barcelona midweek, which eliminated them from the Champions League.

Solskjaer's side remain sixth on the log and might need to win every of their remaining four games in the League to secure a place in Europe's elite competition next season.

They next play in-form neighbour, Manchester City, and Pogba insists they must show a reaction to the Everton game, to stand any chance against the Champions.

"I wish I knew what went wrong [at Everton]. It was the details, the desire, we spoke about courage and everything we had when the manager came,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.

“Not to be disrespectful and I am not disrespectful of Everton, but the way we played and the performance of myself, of the team, of everyone is disrespectful. We didn’t respect ourselves, the club, or the fans.

“What we did on the pitch is not respectful for the team-mates, for the staff, for the people, for the kitman, for everyone.

“They put their life on us, the team and this club. What we showed on the pitch, we did not give the joy back and that’s why we’re angry with ourselves.

“We want to do better for sure and we have to. The reaction has to be there.

“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 did not give them the joy back and that’s why we’re angry with ourselves.

“We want to do better for sure and we have to. The reaction has to be there.”

Pogba's manager admitted he wasn’t sure the players ‘cared enough’ about playing for United, an assessment the 26-year-old agreed to.

“What I understood on this is when you wear this shirt at this club it is, first of all, because you deserve it, you have to work and respect the culture, the history of this club and give everything on the pitch.

“I don’t want to be harsh with my words but we don’t want to look like we did yesterday because the body language was not good enough for this shirt.

“When you’re here, you deserve it and you have to give your life on the pitch. You have to work, you have to sweat for this shirt and you have to give everything.”

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