Paul Pogba faced a backlash led by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville after reacting to Jose Mourinho’s sacking with a controversial Instagram post – which he then deleted 10 minutes later.
Pogba put up a smiling picture of himself and wrote ‘caption this’ prompting Neville to respond on Twitter: ‘You do one as well!’ Neville’s fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher also weighed in, criticising Pogba, who deleted his post.
France international Pogba has had his problems with Mourinho over the last few months. He was stripped of the vice captaincy over the early months of the season after issues behind the scenes.
And he was also dropped for the match against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
Pogba sat on the bench for the entire 90 minutes as his side lost the game 3-1.
Shortly after Mourinho was axed, Pogba uploaded a photo to Instagram in which he has a cheeky grin on his face, and captioned the post: ‘Caption this!’.
The 25-year-old deleted the post 10 minutes later after over 64,000 people had liked it.