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.

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.

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.

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.

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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