Ralf Rangnick defends Paul Pogba after fans boo French international

Ralph Rangnick jumps to defend Paul Pogba following fans' reaction in win over Norwich

Manchester United are once again right to talk of last place in the Champions League as the 2021-22 Premier League season looms after the Red Devils scored a vital 3-2 win at Old Trafford against relegation-threatened Norwich, but fans still frowned Their frustration after Paul Pogba was targeted at the end of the three-point match.

While superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show with a hat-trick that helped United draw with Arsenal and now sit fifth in the standings with 54 points, Pogba frustrated United fans after the impressive performance on home soil. The France international was booed off the field when his number was suspended as he walked off the field in the 74th minute, to which he responded with cupping in his ear, only to increase the hostility directed at him.

As reported by Sky SportsUnited boss Ralf Rangnick jumped to his defense in the wake of this afternoon’s procedures, with the German tactician insisting it was not right to target individuals.

“I haven’t heard it myself, to be honest. But we’ve been talking about it with the staff in my dressing room office. I think the fans here are amazing, and I really do. The support on the field today was fantastic again, and it couldn’t be better than that “.

Ralph Rangnick jumps to defend Paul Pogba following fans' reaction in win over Norwich

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba responds during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Krueger/Getty Images)

“I can understand if these fans are frustrated and disappointed – and so are we. Things, as far as I know, have remained peaceful all along. I don’t think it makes sense to confront and target any individual or players because it is a collective responsibility. Even if you look back, it is not That makes sense to me and that’s why I will always defend and protect my players.”

Much of the frustration may come in Pogba’s direction with the idea that the mercurial Frenchman will move to greener pastures in the summer after lining up for himself to leave United again.

Although Pogba remains a major asset during the Rangnick era, and presumably would have a similar status under Erik ten Hag – who is closely associated with becoming the long-term successor to the Theater of Dreams – he still favors a future away from the English Premier League giants.

If this is the fans’ response to the player after the home win, one has to wonder if similar receptions will be seen in the remainder of the season.

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