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‘He did it on purpose’: Viewers convinced Paul Pogba’s red card vs Liverpool was premeditated

‘He did it on purpose’: Viewers convinced Paul Pogba’s red card vs Liverpool was premeditated


Viewers of the clash between Manchester United and Liverpool this evening have flooded to social media, to react to the red card picked up by Paul Pogba.

Salah leads rout

The marquee fixture of the Premier League weekend of course played out a short time ago.

Amid altogether contrasting spells of domestic form, Manchester United welcomed Liverpool to Old Trafford, eyeing their first win in four in the English top-flight.

When all was said and done on Sunday evening, however, to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men failed to manage that would be something of an understatement.

In one of the most memorable 90-minute showpieces in the recent history of the Premier League, Liverpool absolutely ran riot, to eventually emerge on the right side of a 5-0 scoreline.

Mohamed Salah inevitably stole the show, notching a hat-trick to make it an eye-watering 14 goals in his last ten appearances across all competitions:

Also on target for the visitors, meanwhile, were both Naby Keita and Diogo Jota.

Jurgen Klopp’s men, in turn, have climbed back into 2nd in the Premier League, a point adrift of table-topping Chelsea.

‘Knew what he was doing…’

At Manchester United, on the other hand, the inquest will now get underway.

On the back of a solitary point secured from an available twelve across the club’s last four outings, the Red Devils have slipped to the depths of 7th.

A whole host of the club’s key figures, both on and off the pitch, have therefore been singled out for deserved criticism, with calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be relieved of his duties beginning to mount.

When it comes to those to have taken to the pitch for the hosts versus Liverpool, though, one player in particular has since been more widely targeted than any other on the part of viewers of Sunday’s showdown.

The man in question? Paul Pogba.

Midfield enigma Pogba was introduced off the bench at the interval this evening, but lasted just fifteen minutes, before being sent for an early bath owing to a dangerous tackle on Naby Keita.

And, as outlined above, many watching on have since gone as far as to suggest that, based on both the blatant nature of the challenge itself and his ensuing departure from the pitch, Pogba’s dismissal was in fact a premeditated one on the part of the Frenchman:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4