Southampton 1 – Man United 1
Another disappointing weekend for Manchester United.
After the shock defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford last weekend, United travelled to Southampton yesterday.
Daniel James fired the Red Devils ahead with a terrific strike in the 10th minute.
However, a Jannik Vestergaard header just before the hour drew the Saints level.
Southampton finished the game with 10 men, after Kevin Danso was sent off in the 73rd.
How badly injured is Paul Pogba?
Paul Pogba played 90 minutes at St Mary’s.
However, reports from the south coast confirmed that Pogba was limping at the end of the contest.
Paul Pogba limping very heavily as he leaves St. Mary’s. Twisted ankle.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) August 31, 2019
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 31, 2019
After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the following about Pogba’s injury:
He got a bad knock on his ankle.
He twisted his ankle, I think, but he’ll go away and hopefully it’s not too bad and he can play for France because I know how much he loves his country and playing for them.
Is Paul Pogba leaving Man United?
As the European transfer window is about to close, rumours persist that Pogba could move to Real Madrid.
However, considering how little time is left in the window, one has to assume that Pogba is staying at Old Trafford for now.
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) September 1, 2019
What’s going on with Fred?
Man United paid over 50 million pounds for Fred last summer.
However, after four matches this season, Fred is yet to feature for the Red Devils.
Prior to the weekend, Solskajer said the following about the Brazilian midfielder:
He [Fred] is working hard and at the moment he’s just behind Paul [Pogba] and Scott [McTominay] – who has done really well – and Nemanja [Matic], who hasn’t been involved.
August is the most difficult period to manage a big squad because there’s only one game a week and everybody’s fit because we’ve had pre-season, and everyone’s ready to play.
In September, October, November – when injuries come – that’s when you have most of the games. So, he [Fred] will play plenty of football.
Meanwhile, Fred has posted the following update on Instagram over the weekend.
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🙏🏼 Never lose the focus, doesn’t matter how hard the difficulties are. The best is yet to come. Hard work always pays off! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙏🏼 Nunca perca o foco, não importa quão grande sejam as dificuldades! O melhor ainda está por vir. O trabalho duro sempre compensa! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #letsgomanutd #cmon #manutd #manchesterunited #manutd #premierleague #pl #fredrodrigues