“He was screaming at them” – Dirk Kuyt on Pogba’s frustrations
Posted by Matt Walters | Published on September 18, 2016
Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has claimed that Pogba was extremely frustrated at United’s performance during their 1-0 Europa League defeat to Feyenoord and let his teammates know. The French midfielder played the full 90 on a disappointing Thursday evening in Rotterdam.
“All I heard during the first half against United was Pogba screaming and shouting at his own players, and when it was half time, he was shouting at them all even louder.” the 36 year-old told the Mirror, “He was screaming at them about the things that were not going right for the team.”
The Dutchman also claimed that his team knew exactly what to expect from Mourinho’s United. “The thing is about United is that they only know one way to play. We waited for them to attack and stayed very compact as a team because we knew that if you attack from the beginning then you run into a knife. They love to counter attack. But if you stop them doing that you will always get chances against them.”
Pogba joined United for a world record £89m fee from Juventus but is yet to score or assist a goal in his second spell in a United shirt. Kuyt rejoined his boyhood club Feyenoord from Fenerbahce on a free transfer at the beginning of last season and has since scored 22 goals in 36 appearences.