Paul Pogba told to ‘fuck off’ on toxic day for Man Utd and players ‘not fit to wear a shirt’

Manchester United secured a 3-2 win over Norwich City in what proved to be a big three points in terms of the top four races, but the positive result was marred by scenes before and after kick-off

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Man Utd fans light flares as they protest the Glazers

It was a toxic afternoon at Old Trafford as Manchester United fans made their feelings clear towards the Glazer family and Paul Pogba.

That The Red Devils secured a 3-2 win over Norwich City which turned out to be big three points in terms of top 4 races as both Tottenham and arsenal slipped up. But the positive result was marred by scenes before and after kick-off.

The Glazer’s took center stage as supporters protested outside Old Trafford before the game to express her disgust at the club’s American owners.

That toxic atmosphere then carried over into the match with Pogba predominantly on the receiving end of their anger The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season.

This is how everything unfolded in Manchester in a day that all associated with the club should forget.

Man Utd fans protest

The 1958, a recently formed supporters’ group, organized a protest which began at Tollgate in Stretford before marching to Old Trafford with thousands of angry supporters outside the grounds before kick-off.

Torches were lit, as were chants about the Glazer family in the Munich tunnel as police stood outside the directors’ closed entrance. Fans held up yellow and green scarves, including ones that read “Glazers and Woodward out,” with the latter’s name being crossed out after Ed Woodward left the club in February.

Cops and horses were stationed in front of the East Stand and fans chanted “Love United, stay outside” as The 1958 fans said not to take their seats until the 17th minute – one minute for each year the Glazers owned.

Leading up to the clash, there was a huge protest against Man Utd ownership outside of Old Trafford


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Fans boo Pogba and say: “Fuck off

Pogba was mocked by a section of the fans when he was replaced by Marcus Rashford with 15 minutes left in the game and his future was at stake

the previous juventus Star – who has been linked with a return to Turin and a move to Paris Saint-Germain – appears destined to leave United as a free agent in the summer.

There were also tongue-in-cheek cheers from much of the home crowd as “f*** off Pogba” chants rang out from the stands.

Pogba gestures towards fans

The boos continued after the final whistle as the players left the pitch and Pogba was still targeted.

The France international reacted when he was seen pricking up his ears towards the fans. But Ralf Rangnick defended his player after the game and believes fans shouldn’t target individual players.

He said: “I didn’t hear it but was told after the game. I can totally understand the fans’ frustration but I don’t think they should attack players individually. It’s not right nor fair.”

Player “not fit for jersey”

The level of toxicity could have been unbearable if it wasn’t for it Cristiano Ronaldo. United appeared to be in control as the Portuguese star put his side 2-0 ahead before the hosts inexplicably let Norwich back into the game once they were back on par.

At this point it wasn’t just Pogba who was in the firing line as with 20 minutes remaining the Fabs were chanting: ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt.’

Ronaldo ensured United didn’t snuff out their lead with another hat-trick to seal their hard-fought victory, taking his goals tally to 21 this season.

Pogba appeared to put his ear towards the United fans as he left the pitch

Man Utd release statement

Manchester United released a statement once the dust had settled as they empathized with supporters who vowed to mend their relationship with Old Trafford faithful.

“We are working hard to create the conditions for renewed success on the pitch while strengthening our commitment to the fans,” said a club spokesman BBC Sport.

“We respect the right of fans to peacefully express their opinions and we will continue to listen to them with the aim of working together to bring the club back to where we all want them to be: fighting for trophies.”

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