Paul Pogba is adamant he did not foul Ruben Neves in the lead up to Manchester United’s winning goal.

Pogba contested a ball with Ruben Neves in which he was narrowly late to it, and had appeared to clip the Portugal midfielder.

The ball ricocheted out to Raphael Varane who passed forward to Mason Greenwood, who ran at the Wolves defence and shot low underneath the goalkeeper into the net.

Speaking to Sky TV’s cameras after the game, Pogba says he did not touch Neves.

Pogba said: “I didn’t touch him [Rúben Neves]. This is the Premier League, it was a 50-50, every weekend that is happening. We win the ball and we scored.”

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Not everybody agrees with Pogba

Neves spoke to Sky and made his case, stating: “Everyone saw it, everyone saw my leg, we always do meetings and everything with referees about VAR, I don’t know why.”

He explained that he did not go down right away because he was unsure where the ball went and if he was needed to try and win the ball back, but it was too far out of his vicinity.


In the Sky studio, Graeme Souness made sure he did not miss an opportunity to blast Pogba.

Souness said: “That could be a leg breaker. It’s alarming when a referee doesn’t see that as a foul.”


The goal was the decisive moment in a hard fought game, with United winning 1-0.

Wolves had created the better chances, with a superb double save from David de Gea minutes earlier helping United keep a clean sheet.

Greenwood now has three goals in his last three games and is now United’s joint top scorer for the season, level with Bruno Fernandes.

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