In case you missed the day’s big team news this morning, Manchester United have confirmed that Paul Pogba will miss today’s FA Cup tie away to Huddersfield.
After a week filled with whispers of a spat between the French midfielder and his manager at Old Trafford, something which Jose Mourinho was at pains to deny yesterday, his absence today will not help matters for Man United fans.
The row apparently stems from reports in L’Equipe of Pogba’s wish to play in a more offensive position for The Red Devils, contrary to the Special One’s plans.
Paul Pogba will miss today’s @EmiratesFACup tie at Huddersfield due to illness. U23s midfielder Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad. #MUFChttps://t.co/7YAoaV45KM pic.twitter.com/Yelg8eTPnu
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2018
Man United confirmed that he will miss today’s game just before 12pm this morning, with the official reason given being an ‘illness’ and he’s being replaced in the squad by U23s midfield prospect Ethan Hamilton.
Some fans of The Reds aren’t buying the sickness though and took to social media in their droves to let their feelings knowns. Check out some of the best responses below:
Is this the same illness Payet, Sánchez, Coutinho had
— Oscar (@UtdMartial11) February 17, 2018
— Liam Johnson (@LiamJohnson007) February 17, 2018
Is this the beginning of all the speculations of Pogba going to Madrid?
— arya (@Iam_Aryalok) February 17, 2018
Hamilton > Pogba anyway
— Ed ? (@CalcioFanEd) February 17, 2018
Name a bigger upgrade…. I'll wait
— ķrįstöph ? (@Gomes_SZN) February 17, 2018
Doesn't Smalling gets ill anytime ?
— RDM (@RDM619) February 17, 2018
He’s actually going isn’t he
— UtdCover (@utdcover) February 17, 2018
Fake News: an insider has told me that Paul has been missing for nearly a week. It has been suspected that he is still in Diame’s back pocket
— thomas symonds (@tomsymonds11) February 17, 2018
Get Mourinho out. He’s forcing Pogba out the club
— Abu Yanited (@Yanited__) February 17, 2018
Nobody is buying the illness story. Issues between player and manager? Another expensive failure?
— Steve Cowen (@Steve_Cowen) February 17, 2018
Pogba is 17/2 to join Real Madrid in the next transfer window, don’t shoot the messenger!