Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed former Manchester United defender Gary Neville for his attack on Paul Pogba’s social media activity, according to the Daily Star.
United manager Jose Mourinho was sacked early on Wednesday morning as his side sits 19 points off the league leaders Liverpool following a 3-1 loss at the weekend.
The Portuguese manager had spent two and a half years at the club winning the Europa league and League Cup, but a massive dip in form this season coupled with fallouts with players led to his dismissal.
However shortly after the news was announced Paul Pogba’s social media activity captured a lot of attention.
The midfielder who has had major fallouts with his former manager posted a photo of Twitter where he had a smirk on his face and said “Caption this”.
The tweet drew outrage from United fans who perceived it as a jibe at the departing manager, and club legend Gary Neville was one of them.
However, Ian Wright attacked Neville while clarifying the intention behind the tweet. Speaking on his Instagram channel, he said “My God, it’s gone crazy.
“Paul Pogba’s tweet was obviously automated and sent by some management company.
“It’s a sponsored tweet.
“Man United fans, get behind your club. Gary Neville, you’re not helping – Jesus. Come on.”
He then added: “Listen, Mourinho’s been sacked and it’s a sad situation for him,”
“His team has not been performing. I’m not going to say Paul Pogba’s been performing but why is everyone roundly turning on Pogba now?
“Let’s see what Pogba does, the poor guy.”
“He’s got to start playing. He’s under pressure to do what he’s got to do.”
United fans seemed to agree with the former Arsenal man after the video.
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