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Man Utd fans are livid with Tim Sherwood's claim about Paul Pogba v Leicester

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Manchester United all but conceded their Premier League title hopes when they failed to hold onto a 2-1 win at Leicester City on Saturday night.

Entering the King Power Stadium pitch 11 points south of Manchester City, three points was the minimum requirement after their 'noisy neighbours' thumped Bournemouth 4-0 earlier in the day.

Proceedings didn't start favourably, though, with Jamie Vardy scoring a vintage Leicester goal on the counter attack as Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof failed to track back.

United drew the game level before half-time virtue of Juan Mata's finish, before the same man found the net after the break with a sensational free-kick past Kasper Schmeichel.

And as the Red Devils failed to take their chances, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both produced terrible misses, Leicester made them pay with Harry Maguire heading home a late equaliser.

A combination of Chris Smalling's injury and David de Gea's hesitation proved costly and the away side were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Paul Pogba was the man captaining United that night and the Frenchman endured one of the trickier 90 minutes of an otherwise glittering season.

Although the 24-year-old was noticeably shy of his usual high standards, there were few supporters on Twitter lamenting his performance. The showings of the likes of Martial and Lindelof were attracting most of the attention.

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Ex-Tottenham manager and TV pundit Tim Sherwood felt differently, however, and produced a verdict on Pogba that brought shades of Garth Crooks into the equation.

Thankfully, no column inches are wasted on hair criticism but Sherwood certainly didn't mince his words.

The 48-year-old decreed: "I see him play well for himself, I don't see him play well for the team. I think everything he does has got loads of self indulgence in it."

Now that's a statement. Accusing Pogba of seeking individual performances over how the whole team fares is quite something and it went down like a lead balloon with United supporters.

Take a look at the reaction below:

You've got to sympathise with the fanbase here, really.

Pogba is often a victim of his loud personality, flashy hairstyles and social media presence when it comes to questions of his attitude. To suggest individual goals takes things too far, though, and his importance to United this season says everything.

The Red Devils have suffered so much in his absence that suggesting he doesn't 'play well for the team', seems questionable when the team, more often than not, doesn't play well without him.

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