Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticized Paul Pogba for playing “careless” passes during his 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that United took an early lead through Daniel James, but Jannik Vestergaard matched in the second half. It seemed that Solskjaer’s men would win after Kevin Danso was fired in the absence of 17 minutes. But they failed to find other goals.
Speaking after the game, Solskjaer admitted that Pogba created some opportunities, but also acknowledged that he was not at his best during the first half.
“I think we as a team after about half an hour started giving away loose balls and Paul was one of them. He was no different from anyone else.
“We as a team did not play well, but in the last 20 minutes or half an hour, it created burdens for us in the future.”
“Everyone expects everything from him in every game, he has to defend, he has to attack, he has to win headlines, he has to haggle people, he has to make passes.
“That’s just Paul, and he will prosper with that,” he said. Pogba completed only 50/62 (81%) of his passes against Southampton, although he also created a maximum of four opportunities.