Paul Pogbas cryptic social media message after Sevilla
Sevilla 0 – Man United 0
Man United recorded a goalless draw in Sevilla on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
The match was highly forgettable as Man United struggled to dominate or create chances in Spain.
Will the Red Devils go through to the quarterfinals? Having failed to score in the away leg, the fear is that Sevilla could sucker-punch Jose Mourinho’s team with an away goal at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba was dropped
The big storyline from the game is what happened to Paul Pogba.
In a big pre-game decision, Mourinho opted to leave Pogba on the bench for the Sevilla match.
Instead, United started with a midfield three of Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay.
As it happened, Herrera picked up an early injury. That forced him out the game after 17 minutes as Pogba was introduced as an early sub.
Paul Pogba’s cryptic social media message
After the match ended, Pogba turned to social media to post an update.
Using the prayer emoji, the 100 million euro man wrote a captain “God’s Plan”.
While some may joke that Pogba was revealing himself to be a huge Drake fan, the update seemed to reveal Pogba’s thinking after the Sevilla game.
Indeed, using an image of himself in the warm-up, it’s as if Pogba was writing ‘everything happens for a reason, even if I don’t understand why’.
Pogba’s update seemed to reveal that he couldn’t quite understand Mourinho’s thinking behind his team selection. He’s turned to a higher power for answers and direction.
Of course, in recent weeks the papers have been full of reports of a possible breakdown between Mourinho and Pogba.
For the record, Mourinho explained his selection decisions as follows:
We are going to play with three midfield players and Paul could play in one of the roles but Paul created some doubts by not playing on Saturday by his own decision. He wasn’t feeling good and he created some doubts.