Manchester United star Paul Pogba has claimed he’s ‘disgusted’ after the club’s 1-0 Premier League defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Red Devils went into the game at the Vitality Stadium on a high after recent wins over Partizan Belgrade, Norwich City and Chelsea.
But Manchester United saw their recent upturn in form come to an end with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side falling to a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth. To make matters worse, it was former youth player Josh King who gave the Cherries all three points.
Pogba was missing and is currently out until December.
Yet L’Equipe say that, after the game, the United star said he was ‘disgusted’ by the defeat.
But before United fans get too angry with the World Cup winner, it should be noted that the word carries a different meaning in French.
Rather than being appalled, Pogba means he was shocked by the game.
And, given how United are a significantly bigger club than Bournemouth, that’s understandable.
The Red Devils started well against Eddie Howe’s side with Daniel James going close to opening the scoring in the first half.
But they ran out of steam and looked insipid in their hunt for an equaliser, which ultimately never came.
And Alan Shearer has criticised the Red Devils following the defeat, describing them as ‘woeful’ when it came to going forward.
“I liked the first five minutes and the last five minutes where they at least showed a little bit of urgency,” he said.
“I thought they were woeful going forward.
“They were chasing the game, particularly in the second half.
“You’ve got Martial and Rashford, both who you’re looking at to get you back into the game, and neither were in the box [on occasions], they can’t get the ball into the box because there’s nobody in the box. That made it easier for Bournemouth than it needed to be.”
Shearer also believes Marcus Rashford has to be more ruthless in front of goal, adding: “If Rashford wants to score more goals, and I’m sure he does, then this has to improve, the killer instinct.
“Once McTominay is getting ready to pull the trigger there, his thought has to be to get into the box for the goalkeeper, he has to expect him to spill it.
“[In this situation] he doesn’t move. The defender does, but he doesn’t. If he does, it’s a simple goal, a tap-in if he wants to sniff out little goals like that.”