Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba may have incurred the wrath of the United fans with his latest comments. The French World cup has claimed that Liverpool deserve to be Premier League leaders.
The Frenchman remains sidelined with the ankle injury that has kept him out of action for the majority of the season so far.
The 26-year-old has done little to endear himself to the fans this season – from his injury absence to talks of a possible exit by his agent Mino Raiola. His latest comment could be the last straw.
“They are so way ahead of everyone else,” Pogba told ESPN.
“They have not lost a single game yet this season in the league. They already have one hand on the Premier League trophy.
“As a Manchester United player and with the rivalry between us, we don’t want them [Liverpool] to win the title — but as a football lover and a respectful player to [the] opposition team, I have to say that they deserve to be where they are today.
“They have been even better than last season when they won the Champions League and the season before when they [lost the final to Real Madrid].”
Liverpool continued grand surge towards the Premier League title on Monday night as they came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield. After taking the lead through Georginio Wijnaldum, they surprisingly fell behind after Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals struck.
However, star men Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw the home side bounce back and re-establish a 22 point lead at the top of the Premier League table and extend their unbeaten run in the league to 44 matches. Mohamed Salah equalised for Liverpool against West Ham.
The World Cup winner is expected to leave the club in the summer after admitting last year that he wants to take on a new challenge elsewhere. However, only Real Madrid and Juventus appear likely to sign him.
The club are digging their heels to get a sizeable transfer fee in the region of £150m.