Pogba admits Man Utd’s drubbing at Everton was ‘disrespectful’ to club and fans

Pogba admits Man Utd’s drubbing at Everton was ‘disrespectful’ to club and fans

Paul Pogba accepts that

Manchester United’s

players let the club down with a

‘disrespectful’ performance in the

4-0 defeat by Everton at the Goodison

Park.

The thrashing was United’s fifth straight

loss away from home and left manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going over to

United’s

travelling fans to apologise.

And talisman Paul Pogba believes the

squad need to change their mentality if

they are to salvage qualification from a

season that is once again threatening to go

off the rails.

‘Not to be disrespectful and I am not

disrespectful on Everton, but the way we

played and the performance of myself, of

the team, of everyone is disrespectful,’

Pogba told Sky Sports News. ‘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

‘[In the dressing room after the game] we

let the manager speak, the staff speak 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.

For their work, they put their life on us, the

team and this club. What we showed on

the pitch, we did not give them the joy back

and that’s why we are angry with

ourselves. We want to do better for sure

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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, do our best, create chances,

score goals, defend, work for the team and

we can even lose games, but with a good

performance and pride 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.

‘We are Manchester United and we play to

win trophies. Last year, we didn’t win any

and this year again and now we don’t get

into the top four, obviously is a very

disappointing season. It is not good at all

for this club.’

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