- Paul Pogba has admitted United were surprised after Tottenham defeat
- The Frenchman insists the Red Devils will get back to work and fight back
- The midfielder joined club boss Jose Mourinho in praising fans for support after the match
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has disclosed that the Red Devils squad members are still in surprise mood after their 3-0 bashing from Tottenham on Monday night.
According to the Daily Mail report, the France World Cup midfielder believes the Jose Mourinho’s tutored-side should have benefitted something from a match they were on top especially in the first stanza.
“Even we don't understand what happened. We started the game really well, we conceded two goals in the second half.
“It's bizarre. We were determined, we started well, and in the end we lost 3-0. It's a shock,” he continued.
"We have to keep going, we mustn’t worry. We must work.
“We are still Manchester United and we won't give up on anything,” Pogba was quoted as saying.
Interestingly, the Frenchman returned the Red Devils skipper’s armband to fit-again Antonio Valencia for the Tottenham showdown at Old Trafford but was on top of his game as United dominated proceedings as well creating goal scoring opportunities in the first stanza.
However, once Harry Kane netted Spurs opener in the second stanza the Red Devils never recovered from playing second fiddle.
“The first goal was a real blow,' admitted Pogba. “We didn't understand why, because we had the game in our hands.
“One goal, two... we kept pushing, we had chances, and we conceded the third.”
Pogba joined Portuguese boss in appreciating the fans for their support despite their second consecutive defeat in the English topflight.
“The fans kept pushing us, they were really behind us,” he said.
“We feel really sorry for them, very disappointed, we wanted to do better. I think it was an undeserved defeat for us.
“In our desire, in everything we put into it. But football can be cruel. We just have to bounce back.
“It won't be easy, but it's just the start of the season. I prefer to start badly and end well than start well and finish badly.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made a plea for more “respect” after the crisis at the Premier League outfit got worst on Monday night after Tottenham defeat as the Portuguese begins the fight to save his job.
According to a Mirror report the Red Devils boss was made a subject of caricature by Tottenham fans with chants of “you're getting sacked in the morning” after Mauricio Pochettino's first win at Old Trafford put more pressure on the under-fire football tactician.
The Portuguese boss abandoned his post-match press conference midway after defending United's display and insisting he deserves more respect after claiming three Premier League titles - more than the rest of his current rivals put together.
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