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Manchester United fans react badly to journalist’s Paul Pogba tweet during Anderlecht game

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Paul Pogba provided the best moment of the first half during Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht.

His beautiful 50-yard pass fell perfectly for Marcus Rashford, who found Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the game’s opening goal.

It was a moment of magic from the French midfielder, who has received a hefty amount of criticism since completing his world-record £89 million transfer to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer, and you can watch it by clicking HERE.

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Despite that, Pogba still received his fair share of stick as the match progressed.

And one tweet from respected journalist Mark Ogden did NOT go down well with United fans.

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Mark Ogden's Pogba tweet caused a big stir

Ogden, who previously worked as the Telegraph’s northern football correspondent before moving to the Independent, currently works as a senior football writer at ESPN.

He knows his stuff and isn’t the type of journalist to deliberately antagonise football fans.

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Nevertheless, he was always going to receive a backlash for his Pogba tweet.

The ESPN journo tweeted: “On this evidence, you wonder how Pogba got in that Juventus team.”

He then followed that up by adding: “The one time he does the simple thing, he plays a killer pass for a goal. The rest of the time, too many touches.”

Reaction from United fans

More than 500 retweets later, here are a selection of the standout replies…

Paul Hayward, another respected journalist, then decided to get in on the act by claiming United overpaid for Pogba by £50 million. He insists the Frenchman is worth closer to £30 million.

Pogba will probably prove his doubters wrong next season

Clearly, that’s nonsense.

Although £89 million may have been too much money for Pogba, United had secured the services of one of the most sought-after players on the planet. A player, many would have agreed last summer, that has the potential to win a Ballon d’Or one day.

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He was excellent at Juventus and will continue to improve at Old Trafford.

Anyone writing him off now could end up looking extremely foolish next season.

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