Paul Pogba abused by Manchester United fans after final day defeat
Midfielder responds to abuse after United lose 2-0 to Cardiff
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 13/05/19 11:32am
Paul Pogba was pelted with insults from a number of Manchester United fans as he left the field following their dismal final day defeat at home to relegated Cardiff.
The France midfielder shrugged his shoulders and gave supporters a thumbs-up as he was told he was "f*****g s**t" and should "show some respect" after United lost 2-0 and finished sixth in the Premier League table.
The insults are clearly audible in several videos posted on social media after the match, in which two Nathaniel Mendez-Laing goals downed United.
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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was "embarrassed" to be clapped by the supporters at the final whistle, after weeks of poor performances ended their hopes of finishing in a Champions League place.
United, who expect to be busy in the summer transfer market, won just two of their final nine Premier League games of the season.
Although Solskjaer has said he expects Pogba to stay at Old Trafford, his future is uncertain and he is a target for Real Madrid, having been criticised at times for his performances under both Solskjaer and previous manager Jose Mourinho.
After United were humbled at home by rivals City several weeks ago, Roy Keane told Sky Sports: "He's a mature player, he's played in big competitions, he's won big trophies, but I don't think he leads by example from what I see."
Pogba has, however, recently expressed remorse at the standard of United's performance, telling Sky Sports after defeat to Everton that their performance was "disrespectful". He said: "We didn't respect ourselves, the club or the fans."
Alexis Sanchez's apology to the United fans
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Fue una temporada muy complicada, pero ellos los fans, son los únicos que se merecen unas disculpas, te apoyan siempre a pesar de todo por este club. En lo personal, no jugué todo lo que esperaba, me lesioné de cosas que nunca me habían pasado. Hay cosas internas que la gente y periodistas hablan sin saber. Siempre fui profesional en todo sentido, ofrezco disculpas a los fans 🙏🏽 por no estar peleando cosas importantes, siendo que somos el Manchester United. Jugadores y Staff saquemos conclusión, si hicimos lo correcto y entregamos lo mejor de cada uno por esta camiseta... Estoy seguro que el Manchester United, volverá a ser el club, que algún día fue, con el señor Alex Ferguson. ⬇️ 🙏🏽 It was a very tough season...the fan are the ones who deserve an apology as they always support you no matter what happens. Personally, I didn’t perform as much as I was expecting because of unpredictable injuries. Press and people were speculating of things that were not even true. I was always a professional in all aspects. I apologise to the fans 🙏 for not be able to achieve our goals,Nevertheless we are Manchester United! Players and Staff are questioning if we were doing the right thing and if we were giving our best for this football shirt ... I'm certain that Manchester United one day will return to be the club, as it was in the old days with Mr. Alex Ferguson. 💪🏽....