Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Paul Pogba in the media following Manchester United’s loss to Liverpool.
The French international spoke on social media following the Red Devils’ heavy defeat in the Premier League against Liverpool, denouncing headlines that suggested he had “snobbed” his manager.
Ahead of his side’s clash against Tottenham this weekend, the Norwegian, under fire from critics, lent his support to the midfielder, adding that his side “are better than that”.
“I think it affects everyone,” Solskjaer said when asked about his team’s week following their loss to the Reds. “I mentioned this last week. The performance was not good enough, so you would expect to hear some [parler], but we cannot accept when lies are made up. Paul came to see me angry. “
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“We are better than that as a group, as a culture, as an environment. When these are blatant lies they have to stand up and say it. All opinions and reports are good but don’t. lies about the players or about me. “
Pogba – who started Liverpool’s game on the bench, came out at half-time and received a direct red card a quarter of an hour later – took to Twitter after Sunday’s game.
The playmaker was particularly offended by an article which claimed that he had ignored Solskjaer and put on hold contract negotiations over his future at the club. “Big lies to make the headlines,” the Frenchman wrote in a post on Wednesday.