Man Utd legend Paul Scholes says ‘disrespectful’ Paul Pogba should NEVER play for club again after Liverpool red card

PAUL SCHOLES claims ‘disrespectful’ Paul Pogba should NEVER play for Manchester United again after his red card against Liverpool.

The French midfielder was left out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI for Sunday’s humiliating 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Paul Scholes has slammed Paul Pogba's performance against Liverpool


Paul Scholes has slammed Paul Pogba’s performance against LiverpoolCredit: Getty
Scholes branded Pogba's performance 'disrespectful' after he was sent off after just 15 minutes


Scholes branded Pogba’s performance ‘disrespectful’ after he was sent off after just 15 minutesCredit: Getty

But with the Red Devils 4-0 down at half-time, Pogba was summoned off the bench to help reverse United’s fortunes.

However, the ace was directly involved in Liverpool’s fifth goal in the 50th minute.

And Pogba’s night went from bad to worse as he received a straight red card on the hour for a dangerous tackle on Naby Keita.

The Reds star needed to be stretchered off the field as Pogba left his beleaguered side a man light.

And Liverpool went on to dominate possession as United chased shadows until the final whistle.

With his contract up next summer, question marks remain over Pogba’s future at the club.


But Scholes, who predicted United’s fate on Wednesday, won’t be upset if Pogba never plays for the Red Devils again.

He told Premier League Productions: “To say a disappointing day would be a complete understatement.

“I think we all realise it’s been difficult, I just think the manager got caught up in the emotion of the comeback [against Atalanta] on Wednesday night.

“We keep going back to that game but you were never going to do that against Liverpool, they have too much quality.

I don’t think they will be missing anything if he doesn’t [play again]

Paul Scholes

“I don’t think it was a lack of effort, I think tactically they were set up in a way where this could happen and unfortunately it did happen.

“Paul Pogba coming on to the pitch at half time to try to help the team and maybe get a little respectability about it, tries to stand on the ball, tries to show how strong he is in the middle of the pitch… gives the goal away.

“Then later on gets sent off with a ridiculous tackle, now you’re 5-0 down with 10 men. You’d have to think, if Ole’s still a manager there, will we see Pogba again in a United shirt?

“He’s caused mayhem over the last couple of years. Everyone knows what a talent he is, everybody trusts him, every manager trusts him, tried to give him his head and let him be the player he’s been.

“But with all the commotion, not signing his contract, almost holding the club to ransom, and then he comes on and does something like that.

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“It’s not Ole’s fault, don’t get me wrong, but that’s part of it which almost summed the United performance up today.

“Look, he probably will play [again] won’t he? But I don’t think they will be missing anything if he doesn’t.

“He’s had numerous chances, he keeps saying he lacks consistency, but that is just [a lack of] discipline and disrespect for your manager and your teammates, what he’s done today.”

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