Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard appear to clash on first day of Manchester United’s pre-season tour in video released on club’s Twitter account
- Paul Pogba seemed to clash with Jesse Lingard on Man United’s pre-season tour
- In a video on the club’s Twitter, eagle-eyed fans spotted the pair’s argument
- Pogba was consoled by Victor Lindelof as the players were walking in unison
Having touched down in Perth, Australia, for the first leg of their tour earlier in the day, it appears relations between Pogba and Lingard quickly soured during a team walk.
On a video posted to the club’s official Twitter account, the duo are seen walking along before Lingard takes issue, throwing his hands in the air in a gesture of annoyance towards Pogba.
Paul Pogba (back turned) appears to clash with team-mate Jesse Lingard (left) while on tour
Lingard threw his arms up in annoyance after appearing to take issue with the Frenchman
Victor Lindelof quickly put his arm around Pogba in a bid to diffuse any further escalation
The Frenchman appears unhappy at Lingard and turns towards the Englishman before defender Victor Lindelof steps in and puts his arms around Pogba to stop the situation from boiling over.
Lingard appears unwilling to let the incident drop as he throws his hands up in frustration as Pogba is seen to by Lindelof, with the defender determined not to cause a scene in public.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players were taking a stroll following their 19-hour flight from Manchester to Perth.
Fans quickly noticed the short section of the clip and were left annoyed at the behaviour of wantaway midfielder Pogba, who remains a primary target for Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
Pogba looked unhappy as Manchester United departed for their pre-season tour on Monday
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is hoping to lure the midfielder to the Bernabeu
Pogba’s future remains a constant source of debate in footballing circles this summer and the uncertainty saw United delay naming the travelling party for the pre-season tour.
The Frenchman was a surprise inclusion after his agent Mino Raiola confirmed that the club’s record £89million signing wants to leave Old Trafford amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.
Solskjaer is expected to hold talks with the player during United’s training camp in Perth this week as Pogba’s future continues to hang in the balance.
United insist he is not for sale but are aware that Pogba and Raiola are agitating for a move three years after he returned to Old Trafford from Juventus.
Juventus are also keen to bring Pogba back to Turin – where he spent four seasons with them
UNITED’S PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
July 13: Perth Glory (Optus Stadium, Perth) 12pm UK time
July 17: Leeds United (Optus Stadium, Perth) 12pm
July 20: Inter Milan (International Champions Cup – Singapore National Stadium, Kallang) 12.30pm
July 25: Tottenham Hotspur (International Champions Cup – Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai) 12.30pm
July 30: Kristiansund (Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo) 7pm
August 3: AC Milan (International Champions Cup – Principality Stadium) 5.30pm
United’s tour sees them play games in Australia, Singapore, China, Denmark and Wales before attention turns to the season opener against Chelsea.
Perth Glory take on United on Saturday and fans will be interested to see if Pogba is included from the start.
It remains unclear if Pogba will remain with the squad for the tour’s entirety but club bosses are reluctant to lose one of their most marketable assets.
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