Man Utd fans FURIOUS with Paul Pogba after Lionel Messi hug - is star off to Barcelona?

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by

Man Utd fans FURIOUS with Paul Pogba after Lionel Messi hug - is star off to Barcelona?
Lionel Messi greeted Man Utd star Paul Pogba with a hug (Pic: GETTY/REUTERS)

MANCHESTER UNITED fans are furious with Paul Pogba after he hugged Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The two sides are going head-to-head at Old Trafford tonight in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Pogba has enjoyed a stunning second half to the season and has been pivotal in Manchester United’s turnaround under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite appearing happy since Jose Mourinho’s sacking, the midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away this summer.

Barcelona are believed to be monitoring his situation and tonight’s clash gives him the opportunity to impress his admirers.

Messi is looking to score at Old Trafford for the first time and the Argentine greeted Pogba with a hug on the pitch, despite only shaking the hands of the other United players.

Fans took to social media to express their anger at the World Cup winner for being so friendly with Messi.

And some were concerned that their seemingly close relationship could hint at a summer move for Pogba.

“Pogba hugging Messi like see you next season pal,” said one supporter on Twitter.

While another added: “Messi hugged Pogba.

“Does that mean he’s going to Barcelona?”

And a third tweeted: “Pogba hugging Messi and the Barca players with too much vigour…

“Playing politics for the move.”

And one supporter was furious with Pogba, suggesting he should be focusing on the match rather than greeting Messi.

“Pogba's already f***ed me off,” they said.

“Hugging Messi. Embarrassing.”

Barcelona eventually won the game 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Luke Shaw.

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