Gary Neville has explained his “you can do one” tweet aimed at Paul Pogba after Jose Mourinho was sacked from Manchester United.
Just over half-an-hour after United confirmed the news of his sacking, Pogba posted a picture on social media with the words ‘Caption this!’
The tweet was quickly deleted but not before a number of fans called out the midfielder for his ‘disrespect’ shown towards Mourinho.
Neville also offered his response to the tweet and he clearly was not happy with Pogba saying “you can do one as well”.
Ahead of Manchester United’s match at Newcastle on Wednesday, Neville explained his response on Sky Sports and the disappointment he felt.
“Everyone always concentrates on Paul Pogba,” he said.
“I’ve only had one problem with Paul Pogba and that was his post, which I think disrespected Jose Mourinho in losing his job, which he has not denied.
“We know it didn’t come from the club and it didn’t come from Adidas. We know it came from Paul Pogba.
“My view, personally, was that was a massive disappointment to disrespect someone who has just lost their job.
“I’ve always said Manchester United are a far better team with him in it.”
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He also commented on some other instances of disrespectful behaviour he feels like has been going on by certain players.
Neville said: “You think about my stance and the idea that Alexis Sanchez had a bet with his team mate around the manager being sacked. You remember Shaqiri, at the end of last season, when he said those words at Stoke about the players and the situation there.
“I do think that these situations are the worst when a player disrespects a certain situation. I do think a line needs to be drawn.
“You can’t just forget everything that has happened in the past, however, everything is forgiven because you move on in football.
“But the fact of the matter is he’s now performing how he should be and that’s a massive plus for United.”