Manchester United star Paul Pogba has suggested that the club ‘needs to change,’ and admitted that his side ‘deserved to lose’ in the 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Questions are being asked over the future of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as supporters have become frustrated with the lack of progress and visible cohesion among the players. That absence of a game plan came back to bite them at the weekend, conceding two late goals to leave the King Power Stadium empty handed.
And Pogba only fanned the flames surrounding the future of his manager, stating that Man Utd ‘deserved to lose’ against Leicester, and saying he believes something ‘needs to change’ for the Premier League giants to continue on their upward trajectory, as cited by the BBC.
“We deserved to lose,” Pogba said.
“To be honest, we have been having these kind of games for a long time. We have not found the problem, conceding easy goals, stupid goals.
“We need to be more mature, play with more experience and arrogance in a good way. We need to find something, we need to change.”
The game started well enough for Solskaer’s side, after Mason Greenwood produced a stunning strike from long distance to open the scoring for the visitors. A Harry Maguire error gifted the Foxes a way back into the game, and Caglar Soyuncu gave Brendan Rodgers’ men the advantage heading into the closing stages.
Marcus Rashford equalised with eight minutes to play, and Man Utd supporters were hoping for a classic comeback from their team. But Jamie Vardy struck less than a minute later, and Patson Daka tapped home in injury time to crush the Red Devils’ hopes.
Solskjaer’s position at the club will come under intense scrutiny off the back of this poor result, as Man Utd head into a particularly tough spell of fixtures, including meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, all before the end of November.