Paul Pogba has taken to Instagram to highlight the horrendous challenge he was subjected to by Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey during Manchester United’s 2-0 win at St. James’ Park.
The Reds made it four wins out of four under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but United fans were outraged that Shelvey’s tackle on the France international went unpunished by referee Andre Marriner.
Shelvey made no contact with the ball as he wrapped his studs round Pogba’s calf in the second half and the midfielder was seen limping onto United’s team bus after the game.
Pogba posted an image of the incident on social media with the caption, “Great win to start 2019… caption this…”
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring just 38 seconds after coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute before Marcus Rashford scored his third goal in four games to secure the win for Solskjaer’s side.
The Reds are now six points off the top four after scoring an impressive 14 goals during Solskjaer’s four year tenure to date.
And Solskjaer was delighted with the result.
“You’d be happy with four wins from four – we haven’t conceded from open play yet either,” he said.
“We were slow in the first half but we controlled the game well, we concentrated and overall it was a very professional performance.
“In a five-minute spell we gave them two or three chances but then we settled down again.
“Marcus Rashford has the Cristiano hit, it swerves everywhere, but I liked his goal today. He calmed himself down, just passed it in. Well done.
“He is only 21, you have to remember that. You need to rattle Paul Pogba at times to get him going, he has been immense for us.”