What was wrong with Manchester United player Paul Pogba vs Newcastle

Sport What was wrong with Manchester United player Paul Pogba vs Newcastle Man Utd player Paul Pogba has suffered plenty of criticism following the Newcastle fixture but there is a reason why he played poorly. Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get Manchester United FC updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email
Paul Pogba was ill during Manchester United’s Premier League defeat to Newcastle.
Pogba ended his warm up early at St James’ Park and came off following Matt Ritchie’s 64th minute winner for Michael Carrick. Journalists in the mixed zone asked Pogba if he was injured and he replied by wincing, while United manager Jose Mourinho insisted there was ‘no problem’ with the 24-year-old.
M.E.N. Sport understands Pogba was actually unwell for the St James’ Park fixture and his illness appeared to compromise his performance level in United’s second successive away league loss.
Pogba trained with teammates in midweek and is believed to be in contention to figure in Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round at Huddersfield.
The France international has not completed 90 minutes since the January 20 victory over Burnley and Pogba was hauled off in the second-half of the listless defeat at Tottenham 11 days later. Read More Paul Pogba will get what he wants in the transfer market
Mourinho was asked about Pogba’s withdrawal in his broadcast interview at Newcastle and replied: “No no no, nothing no, no problems,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
The Portuguese also briefly addressed Sky pundit Graeme Souness’s comments about Pogba in his Sunday Times column, where he likened the Frenchman to ‘a schoolboy running after the ball in the playground’.
“You ask Souness,” Mourinho replied. “Souness comments and is responsible for his comments. I don’t analyse players individually.”
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