Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is radiating fine frame of mind ahead of their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford on Saturday despite the emotional setback he suffered from racial abuse earlier in the week.
Pogba was trolled with racial comments on the Social Media after missing a penalty kick in Manchester United 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.
Pogba won the penalty himself after he was fouled by Wolves’ Conor Coady inside box, but his powerful shot was saved by Rui Patricio.
Manchester United have been condemning that racial abuse of their France star on Social Media and have planned to meet with the officials of Twitter and ant-racism organisation, Kick It Out, concerning rjw urgly incident.
“Paul’s fine, Paul’s a strong character and it makes him stronger” Solskjaer stated ahead of United’s match against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford.
“When you speak to him he’s fine and I just cannot believe we’re still sitting here in 2019 talking about these instances.
“Social media is a place where people can hide behind fake identifies. It’s not down to
me to change it, but there are so many Ole Gunnar Solskjaers on Twitter, and I know it’s not me.
“We’ve got to do something about it and the authorities have got to do something about it.
“You feel sorry for [the abuse on Twitter], they must have problems themselves.”
“We need to protect individuals and protect people. When there are death threats and racism, it’s serious allegations, serious incidents.
“Sometimes you get annoyed, what can we do about it as Manchester United? We’re not going to ban our players from using Social Media. We have to spread the good word
“We can use it to spread good and have to stop those incidents.”
Solskjaer also clarifies Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s role as Manchester United’s penalty kick takers.
“It’s not that I’ve left it to the players, we’ve nominated two and throughout the season you’ll have games where they are not playing,
and it’s good to know they are there and trusted to take the penalties,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s not like anarchy and they can do whatever they want. We had a few, last year we had Marcus, Jesse [Lingard] and Paul. It’s not left to them.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. Buy NOW!!!