Mourinho sparks fury by dropping Pogba for out-of-form star

first_imgPogba dropped.But matic still playing#MUNARS #Mufc— Karthik (@karthik_rus) December 5, 2018 BEST OF With Unai Emery naming a back five, his Portuguese counter-part duly reacted. In came Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo to accommodate Chris Smalling at the back, with Diogo Dalot and Matteo Darmian provided the width from their wing-back roles.World Cup winner Pogba and Mourinho seem destined for a nuclear fallout which will result in one of them leaving the club; their relationship seems to take one step forwards and two steps backwards.After a very public spat during a training session, the Portuguese responded by keeping the France international as his captain.But after only being able to muster a 2-2 draw against Southampton at the weekend, it seems as though Pogba’s performance in central midfield was not good enough to warrant a place for the game against the Gunners at Old Trafford. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap Matic has several stinkers and keeps his place. Pogba has one poor game and is axed immediately— Babs (@Babs_SP) December 5, 2018 One bad game and Pogba is on the bench. Matic 10’s of bad games but still plays. Why? Jose probably favouring players @MrStephenHowson @AdamMcKola @FullTimeDEVILS @ManUtd #MUFC— Pratik Deodhar (@AlwaysRedDevil) December 5, 2018 Most Read Football Stories Nemanja Matic is one of Mourinho’s most trusted deputies Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED latest Jose Mourinho has risked the wrath of Manchester United fans once again after dropping Paul Pogba and keeping Nemanja Matic in the team to face Arsenal.The United boss named the Serbia international in his side for the visit of the Gunners, who are unbeaten in their last 17 games in all competitions. If Pogba is a virus, Matic must be the Plague— Patrick (@Pogblah) December 5, 2018 Pogba dropped. Matić still playing. Martial and Rashford starting solely so he can blast them if they don’t perform and praise Lukaku. Pray Arsenal don’t turn up today.— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) December 5, 2018 If Pogba can continuously be dropped to be made an example of, the inclusion of Nemanja Matic yet again is unexplainable. He has shown that he can play terribly for a long spell and get away with it. It’s ridiculous at this point.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) December 5, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions As you can imagine, several loyal Pogba fans took umbrage with Mourinho’s decision, and vented their frustrations on Twitter.Check out the best responses below! The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 Relatively happy with that team, still don’t understand how Pogba gets benched but Matic keeps his place, unreal. #MUFC— Paul Murray (@Murray_P96) December 5, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have endured a turbulent relationship this season Back 5. No Pogba. Matic virus. Darmian disease. What’s the loss margin? Sticking by my 0-4. #mufc— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) December 5, 2018 2 i dont understand how its matic over pogba wtf— seray (@manuni7ed) December 5, 2018last_img read more