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Paul Pogba blames Victor Lindelof for Chelsea goal despite his own blatant error

The Man United midfielder went beserk at his team-mate after his own costly mistake

Sometimes there’s nowhere to hide.

So when the world won’t swallow you up, why not try to blame someone else for your blatant mistake instead?

That appeared to be the approach made by Paul Pogba after he was caught napping at a Chelsea corner… and was made to pay.

Willian swung in an inviting cross which caught the Frenchman on his heels.

The man he was marking – Antonio Rudiger – wasn’t so sluggish, capitalising on Pogba’s dawdling to get away from him easily and power a header past David De Gea.

Pogba (top right) is looking away from Rudiger as the cross comes in

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Pogba (top right) is looking away from Rudiger as the cross comes in

After the goal Pogba (bottom left) immediately turns to look at Lindelof (top right)

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After the goal Pogba (bottom left) immediately turns to look at Lindelof (top right)

Not a happy bunny

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Not a happy bunny

Pogba immediately fumed, but not at himself, as he should have done, but bizarrely with Victor Lindelof instead.

The midfielder appeared to blame Lindelof for blocking his run, when highlights showed the Swedish defender simply stood his ground whilst occupying his own marker David Luiz.

Pogba is undoubtedly United’s most important outfield player, but it’s moments like this that can be his undoing and provoke his critics into action.

From corners in particular he is susceptible, with a terrible handball gifting Liverpool a penalty a couple of seasons ago too.

Can he iron eventually iron out these mistakes?


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