English Premiership

Watching United lose is 'the worst', says Pogba

2019-11-04 11:37
Paul Pogba
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Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admits it was difficult to watch from the sidelines as his team lost to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have picked up just five Premier League points from the last 18 available after slipping to Saturday's 1-0 loss at the Cherries.

United appeared to be building some momentum on the back of three successive away wins in three different competitions but their mini revival was ended at the Vitality Stadium by former player Joshua King.

The south coast setback leaves the Red Devils with only 13 points from 11 top-flight games - their lowest total at this stage of a season for 33 years - and piles pressure back on manager Solskjaer.

Pogba FaceTimed RMC Sport to give an update on his injury situation and commented on the result during the interview.

Pogba said: "I'm gutted. To see the team, lose without being able to play is the worst. I would like to be back to help them, but the most important thing is to heal."

Defender Harry Maguire offered no excuses for defeat in Dorset and is demanding an immediate response during Thursday's Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade and Sunday's league meeting with Brighton.

"Of course, it's a setback. It's a defeat, we don't like defeats," the England international told manutd.com.

"Wherever we play, we go to play for three points. It's disappointing.

"The four away games in 11 days, or whatever it is, is tough for the boys. But no excuses we felt good physically, we felt good mentally. We were going in with confidence.

"We've got to now get our heads down and we look forward to Thursday and then another big game before the international break where we must bounce back."

 

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Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
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Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
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