Mon. May 16th, 2022

PANOS KOSTOPOULOS

Paul Pogba to the bench for Manchester United‘s game against Liverpool on Sunday, but the Frenchman did virtually nothing to prove his coach wrong after coming off the bench.

The Norwegian coach opted for a midfield duo of Fred and Scott McTominay, but by half time it was clear that things were not working as the Red Devils found themselves 4-0 down.

Although it may have been late for United to react, Solskjaer sent on Pogba in an attempt to control the game and dictate the tempo in midfield, as the hosts were outplayed in the first 45 minutes.

Red card for an immature tackle

Five minutes after coming off the bench, Pogba saw Mohamed Salah complete his hat-trick to make it 5-0 to Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Earlier in the game, Manchester United players had shown signs of frustration, with Cristiano Ronaldo losing his temper and kicking out Curtis Jones, who is 16 years old younger than the Portuguese star.

Following Salah‘s third goal, it was Pogba‘s time to commit a horrendous foul on the scorer of the opening goal, Naby Keita, who was subsequently stretchered off.

After initially showing Pogba a yellow card, referee Anthony Taylor had a look at the pitchside monitor and decided to change his decision by sending off the Frenchman, just 15 minutes after he had come off the bench.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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