Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Pogba blasts Manchester United for 'disrespectful' performance in Everton humbling

Pogba blasts Manchester United for 'disrespectful' performance in Everton humbling

"The game against Everton is over", the Spanish manager stressed, even as he expressed sympathy for Red Devils counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is under-fire after being handed the United job on permanent basis.

On Wednesday, though, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's misfiring United side face their city rivals and they know that a win could well expedite success back to Merseyside, meaning the potentially mind-bending scenario of some Manchester United fans hoping for a Manchester City victory, as well as the frankly freakish concept of Liverpool fans rooting for their arch-rivals.

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, will return to Premier League action on Friday night when they take on Huddersfield Town at Anfield.

Their fitness is nowhere near good, and in order to win games, one needs to be fit, rather than talented. "Over the last 18 games [this time] we're not far away from them but it's doing it over the course of a season", he said before pointing out how only City and Liverpool have taken more points since he took over at United. It is not good for Man United, for the story of the club or for the fans.

They go into tonight's derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford knowing nothing but a win will leave their hopes of finishing in the top four hanging by a thread. That is what I am going to try and do'.

The Belgian left City's win against Tottenham Hotspur early with a hamstring problem which has been confirmed to keep him out for at least two weeks - covering at least three of their remaining four Premier League fixtures.

"We hold our hands up and apologise to everyone associated with the club".

"When I'm out and about or walking my dogs, United fans are coming up to me saying, 'We'd rather City win the league than Liverpool'".

"We have no influence on that, but they are still playing for Champions League football and they need to get a result". "There is no hiding place on the pitch", he said. I knew he would have a lot of the votes, so I looked at someone I thought being around him in the national team, how he puts in his work, his work ethic, how he looks after himself. "I've told them they're not going to get the answer from me, but if you want to play at this club, it has to mean more". I'm concerned about many other things about the game - about how to beat them more than this. That was one of two really bad games since I came in - that and Wolves (in the FA Cup).

I think the league will be won here as I expect Manchester City to win easily. "They will not allow us easy counter-attacking".

"It's a normal game, it's a game they have to play, we played there and had a draw".

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