Sport Pogba 'snubbed Solskjaer after Man United's 5-0 loss to Liverpool'
Solskjaer 'doesn't trust' Pogba in Man United's midfield, says Scholes
The 28-year-old Manchester United star was dropped by the Norwegian from the starting XI for the crunch Champions League group match against Atalanta at Old Trafford.The 28-year-old was dropped from the starting XI by the Norwegian for the crunch Champions League group match against Atalanta at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
snubbed under-fire boss after being left out of the the club's starting line-up in their humiliating 5-0 loss to , according to reports.
The French midfielder did not start the derby clash after being dropped by United's Norwegian boss on Sunday and while he did come on at half-time, he was sent off 15 minutes into the second half for a high lunge on Liverpool's Naby Keita.
The Red Devils are still feeling the impact of the devastating defeat to their fiercest rivals, with Solskjaer's position as manager under threat - though United will keep the Norwegian in the role for now.
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And according to, Pogba apologised to his team-mates for his red card at Old Trafford, though did not say anything to Solskjaer after the loss.
The reported snub raises questions over Pogba's future at Old Trafford, with the 28-year-old's contract at Manchester United expiring at the end of this 2021-22 season.
's agent Mino Raiola has insisted that there is 'no update' in regards to the midfielder's ongoing contract situation.
If Pogba fails to agree to an extension before January, he will be allowed to discuss terms and sign a pre-contract with a foreign club ahead of a move next summer.
Solskjaer has no case for the defence
Man Utd's 5-0 thrashing against Liverpool piles the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But worst of all, it was entirely predictable.The Premier League's most lethal attack - Liverpool had scored 30 goals in their previous nine games in all competitions - against a defence that had shipped six goals in the last week and kept one clean sheet in the last six months.
The 29-year-old has been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, while United are keen to keep the midfielder.
When asked about talks over a new deal, Raiola told: 'You would have to ask Manchester United about it.
'At this moment everything is calm. There is no update.'
Meanwhile, club legend Paul Scholes said he wouldn't be upset if the Liverpool disappointment was Pogba's last outing for the club.
He told Premier League Productions: 'To say a disappointing day would be a complete understatement.
'I think we all realise it's been difficult, I just think the manager got caught up in the emotion of the comeback [against Atalanta in the Champions League] on Wednesday night.
Solskjaer expected to remain in charge of Man Utd
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge as Manchester United manager despite their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool. The feeling within the club is that while the result was bitterly disappointing and painful for everyone, the immediate focus is on improving after picking up one point from their last four Premier League games.
'We keep going back to that game but you were never going to do that against Liverpool, they have too much quality.
'I don't think it was a lack of effort, I think tactically they were set up in a way where this could happen and unfortunately it did happen.
'Paul Pogba coming on to the pitch at half-time to try and help the team and maybe get a little respectability about it, tries to stand on the ball, tries to show how strong he is in the middle of the pitch… gives the goal away.
'Then later on gets sent off with a ridiculous tackle. Now you're 5-0 down with 10 men. You'd have to think, if Ole's still a manager there, will we see Pogba again in a United shirt?
'He's caused mayhem over the last couple of years. Everyone knows what a talent he is, everybody trusts him, every manager trusts him, tried to give him his head and let him be the player he's been.
'But with all the commotion, not signing his contract, almost holding the club to ransom, and then he comes on and does something like that.
'It's not Ole's fault, don't get me wrong, but that's part of it which almost summed the United performance up today.
'Look, he probably will play [again] won't he? But I don't think they will be missing anything if he doesn't.
'He's had numerous chances, he keeps saying he lacks consistency, but that is just [a lack of] discipline and disrespect for your manager and your team-mates, what he's done.'
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Wantaway Manchester United star Paul Pogba has emerged as the top summer transfer priority of LaLiga giants Barcelona alongside Erling Haaland, according to recent reports in Spain. The France international currently finds himself in an awkward position at Old Trafford, with his contract set to expire in the summer and his future more uncertain than ever before. Club record £89million star Pogba has been linked with the exit door for many months, though now it has emerged that soon-to-be Barcelona boss Xavi is desperate to secure his signature.