Paul Pogba is set to be fined by Manchester United for posting a ‘disrespectful’ picture on social media in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
The photo of a smirking Pogba appeared on the player’s Instagram account on Tuesday with the message ‘caption this’.
The post was deleted 10 minutes later but not before it was liked by more than 64,000 people and drew a response from former United player turned pundit Gary Neville who wrote: “You can do one as well!”
United bosses were angered by the post which they believe was in bad taste and disrespectful by the club’s £89million record signing. Pogba, who earns £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, is expected to be fined for his actions.
The breakdown of the Frenchman’s relationship with Mourinho has overshadowed much of the season at United.
Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy in September and left on the bench as an unused substitute for the manager’s last two league games.
His compatriot Patrice Evra, who could be handed a role in the new set-up, responded by tweeting on Tuesday: “The thing that is annoying me the most right now is why are people so focused on Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.
“Let’s focus on rebuilding something solid instead of being in a playground. Doing this is only disrespecting the badge, from now we only need positivity.”