Thursday 27 June 2019

Pogba: Time to see red

Midfielder calls on United to 'stay mad' at Brighton loss

FUTURE’S BRIGHT’: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Photo: PA
FUTURE’S BRIGHT’: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Photo: PA

Paul Pogba believes Manchester United must stay "mad" to beat Tottenham and atone for Sunday's Premier League loss at Brighton.

Captain Pogba admitted United's travelling fans had every right to be furious about his side's 3-2 loss at the Amex Stadium, where Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross struck for the Seagulls.

United found the net through Romelu Lukaku and a late Pogba penalty, but Chris Hughton's Brighton were worthy winners.

Jose Mourinho's side struggled for urgency and fluency on the south coast, with France star Pogba conceding they face a stern challenge to hit form when hosting Spurs at Old Trafford on Monday week.

"We always play for the shirt and the fans, this is not the result we or they wanted," Pogba told MUTV. "They should be very mad. We should be mad. Everybody is mad. We are mad.

Jose Mourinho. Photo: Reuters
Jose Mourinho. Photo: Reuters

"The next game we want to change this. We want to be happy at the end of the game, with smiles on their faces and give the fans a nice weekend afterwards.

"We definitely don't want to lose two games in a row, so we're going to have to get ready and play much, much better than today.

"We're not here just to play games and be in the Premier League, we are here to win, we are Manchester United, and that's what we do. We want to win trophies, that's the mentality and the culture of the club.

"We didn't do it and we are very disappointed.

"There's lots of games still and we have to stay positive, and by staying positive is how we will fight for a good result against Tottenham."

Alexis Sanchez, meanwhile, published a video and photographs on Twitter to promote a new clothing range yesterday - but the tweets were soon deleted as United supporters complained.

Fans were quick to question the Chile international's timing as the tweets came out just a day after the club's surprise Premier League loss at Brighton.

The 29-year-old forward missed the 3-2 defeat at the Amex Stadium through injury.

No reasons were given for the removal of the tweets but the launch of JJO's Alexis range could have been put on hold because of the fan response.

The video showed Sanchez trying on various garments with a female model hiding behind a curtain watching him getting changed.

The advert also showed Sanchez's naked torso along with the slogan, 'More power, more seduction, more attitude, more success, more JJO'.

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