Pogba makes dressing-room apology to Man Utd team-mates

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2021 11:47 - Matthew Briggs

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Paul Pogba reportedly apologised to his Manchester United team-mates after fluffing their best chance of the game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Pogba brilliantly controlled a Aaron Wan-Bissaka pass only to hammer his shot straight at Alisson from just eight yards.

The France World Cup winner dropped to the turf when he saw Alisson block his shot as he processed the magnitude of the chance.

The 27-year-old had his head in his hands as United earned a 0-0 draw at Anfield.

And the Metro claims that Pogba “apologised to his team-mates in the dressing room” after missing the gilt-edged chance with just seven minutes remaining.

Pogba “apologised to the entire squad after admitting that he should have buried the opportunity” but team-mates Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay “were quick to console” the midfielder.

“Certain members of the squad were said to be furious with the failure to take all three points” but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Pogba to “forget” about the miss.

Former Man Utd midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane was not as forgiving.

“They are saying it was a great save from Pogba but he has to score,” he said, speaking on Sky Sports.

Keane lambasts Pogba

“Oh my goodness, he has to score. His first touch was so good, he had the opportunity to go across the goalkeeper.

“A huge moment in the season for Manchester United. United will be disappointed with the best two chances of the game.”

Pogba has scored twice in 15 Premier League games this season.

While Luke Shaw, who nullified Mo Salah at Anfield, said the United dressing room was quiet at full time.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the England international explained how his team felt post-final-whistle.

“It’s a bit flat in the dressing room,” he said. “They had the majority of the ball but we all felt we could have won the game. They had chances but not clear-cut like ours.

“A point is better than none. We didn’t start well and we were on the back foot straight away. We dug in and created good chances.

“We said before the game coming down the one-way street usually you see all the fans. It did feel a bit flat but we need to get used to this. It doesn’t feel like fans are coming back any time soon. But we’re professional footballers, we need to clear all that out.”

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