Paul Pogba sends message to Manchester United fans after win and crowd boos

Paul Pogba is coming to the end of his contract at Manchester United and it may not end in the best fashion.

The midfielder was booed by sections of the Old Trafford crowd after he was substituted against Norwich, with the score 2-2 at the time.

United went on to grab a winner through a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick to complete his hat-trick.

The booing of Pogba grabbed the headlines despite United’s victory.

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Pogba focuses on positives

In a message on social media, Pogba made no references to the fan booing and focused on the result, talking up the three points.

The booing was discussed by manager Ralf Rangnick after the match, who said he viewed it as unhelpful.

Quoted by ESPN, Rangnick sald: β€œI didn’t hear it myself to be honest, we were talking about it with my staff in the locker room,.

β€œI think the fans here are amazing, I really do. The support in the stadium today was great, it could not have been any better.

β€œI can understand if the fans are frustrated and disappointed, so are we. I don’t think it makes sense to take on and to target any individual person or player. It’s a collective responsibility. For me it doesn’t make sense and this is why I will always defend and protect my players.

β€œBy the way I think Paul in the first half in possession of the ball did well.”

Pogba had appeared to cup his ears towards the crowd (above), which further inflamed the situation, and was seen smiling when he was substituted.

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The Frenchman had been tasked with a holding midfield role, with Jesse Lingard and Bruno Fernandes playing further forward.

This enabled Norwich to cut through United too easily, cutting out the team’s early two goal lead.

The win was important in the end, with Arsenal and Tottenham both losing, opening up the race for the top four.

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