Paul Pogba responds to Romelu Lukaku's Instagram story over 'bust-up' reports

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Romelu Lukaku had the perfect opportunity to complete a hat-trick during Manchester United 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The Belgian striker had already scored twice to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a very important lead at Old Trafford.

In injury-time, United were awarded a penalty and it seemed as though Lukaku would be given the opportunity to notch his third.

However, it was Paul Pogba who took hold of the ball but subsequently saw his spot-kick saved by Angus Gunn.

After the match, Lukaku insisted he was happy for Pogba to take the penalty.

"I am a striker and I wanted Paul Pogba to score the penalty," he told the BBC.

"He has been on a good run but he has been an important player for us and will bounce back."

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But on Monday night, a report emerged in The Sun suggesting that the two players had a “dramatic bust-up” regarding the penalty.

The report stated that Lukaku was “furious” at being denied his hat-trick with Solskjaer having to clam the pair down.

And now it seems the two players have reacted on Instagram.

On Tuesday morning, Lukaku wrote on his Instagram story: “When the hate don’t work they start telling lies…”

And Pogba has now followed that up with: “Hahahahahaha people are too funny bro.”

It’s clear to see what they both think of the claims that they had a “bust-up.”

Lukaku will now just be concentrating on helping United attempt to pull off a miracle and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

United trail PSG 2-0 from the first-leg and will need a perfect 90 minutes - or longer - at the Parc des Princes to overhaul that.

Pogba, of course, will miss out after being sent-off two weeks ago.

At least there will be no disagreements between Lukaku and Pogba if they’re awarded a penalty tomorrow night…

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