Man United players have downed tools as 'painful' Pogba claim issued

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

7th Apr, 2022 | 3:00pm

Man United stars have thrown in the towel after 'painful' Paul Pogba claim - pundit

The Man United players have thrown in the towel under Ralf Rangnick, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed it was “painful” watching Man United and the players are not putting in the effort under Rangnick.

The 63-year-old has won just nine games across all competitions since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November of last year (2021).

United’s latest poor performance came in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday (2 April)

“What that weekend showed me was that I need to get myself out there because if Rangnick can be a manager we’ve all got a chance,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“He tried to play a formation that Man City play but you haven’t got the players and you haven’t coached them right.

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“Pogba and Fernandes took turns as a false nine. It was painful watching them try and play with a false nine.

“The players aren’t having Rangnick, you can tell that straight away. The lack of effort, the lack of intensity was a team that aren’t having their manager.

“They’ve got a big problem at Man United and that’s why I don’t think they are going to finish fourth.

“If they had brought in the right person in November then they would have finished fourth.”

Man United are down in seventh in the table, three points behind Tottenham who occupy the final Champions League place.

They have eight games left to play including trips to Liverpool and Arsenal.

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