Paul Pogba BOOED off and told ‘f**k you’ by Man United fans after win over Norwich… with Rangnick calling on fans to back off
Ralf Rangnick has called on Manchester United fans to stop booing and abusing Paul Pogba after the Frenchman was substituted in Saturday’s 3-2 win against Norwich.
As he headed towards the tunnel after full-time, Pogba, who is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave the club, sarcastically cupped his ear towards fans.
Paul Pogba BOOED off
When Paul was substituted with the score at 2-2 midway through the second half, cries of ‘f**k off Pogba’ erupted.
However, after the game, Rangnick said the incident had been a subject of conversation among his coaching staff.
He insisted Pogba shouldn’t be singled out in a difficult season for United.
‘The fans are amazing and I can fully understand them being frustrated and disappointed but I don’t think it makes any sense to take on any individual person or player,’ said the German interim.
‘It is a collective responsibility so I will always defend and protect my players. I didn’t see what he did at the end of the game but I heard about it.
‘It was his reaction to the chanting during the game. As I said, I can understand the fans in a way but I don’t think it makes sense to take on one player.
‘I actually thought Paul did quite well in possession during the game. It wasn’t his best position of No 8 but we had no Fred or Scotty (McTominay) so I had to make a choice.’
United moved to within three points of a Champions League spot with a narrow win against the Premier League’s bottom team on a day of anti-Glazer protests at Old Trafford.