Manchester United captain Paul Pogba post-match comments after Brighton defeat under scrutiny
Posted: 20 August 2018 Time: 10:00
Manchester United captain Paul Pogba's recent claim after the 3-2 defeat against Brighton has received major backlash from a club legend.
Pogba, 25, has been rewarded the captain's armband in the absence of Antonio Valencia for the start of the new Premier League season by manager Jose Mourinho.
After leading United to an opening day victory over Leicester City, his post-match comments about his 'being fined' if he spoke his mind come under the microscope and now after the 3-2 defeat to Brighton - he openly admitted his attitude was not right to lead the side.
"My attitude was not right. It has to be a big lesson for us. They had more hunger than us," he said after the game, as quoted by BBC. "I put myself first, that my attitude wasn't right enough. We made mistakes we shouldn't make."
And Scholes, who lifted 11 Premier League titles with the Red Devils was left flabbergasted by the comments of the skipper.
"I hope that is lost in translation," he said during his punditry role on Match of The Day. "There is no defence for that comment, there is no defence for it.
"You say it to yourself, don't you? You're constantly saying to yourself: "Attitude right, make sure it's right.
"You don't need other people to tell you. You don't need a manager to tell you that or your team-mates."