Manchester United stars separated after dramatic bust-up

Friday, 08 Mar, 2019

Pogba and Lukaku seemingly got a great kick out of The Sun report that the pair had fallen out in the dressing room after Manchester United's 3-2 victory over Southampton last weekend.

Rashford stepped up and blasted the ball into the net, rounding off one of the most romantic nights in the history of Manchester United.

In the dying minutes of the game, with United needing one goal to win it and progress to the quarter-finals, the referee chose to consult VAR for a long range Dalot effort that had hit Kimpembe's outstretched arm.

It was Pogba, the team's regular penalty taker, who took the spot-kick, which was saved by Saints stopper Angus Gunn.

He also had a message for the "haters" on social media, posting this: "When the hate don't work they start telling lies".

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"I think he's going to get it, he should be (the next manager)", United striker Romelu Lukaku, who has scored six times in the last three games, told reporters.

Fellow Frenchman and World Cup victor Pires told bwin of the mercurial midfielder: "I think Paul Pogba is the best player at Manchester United and has always had the potential to become the best midfielder in the world". I know sometimes I pay the price but I don't care.

He came to me and he wanted to shoot, I said "Man, this is your time". Even one reporter said: 'Thank God the mother of Romelu Lukaku didn't have a third child.' Can you imagine?! It depends which newspaper, though.

Solskjaer watched on as his players put in an inspired performance to beat the French champions 3-1 in Paris to go through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on the away goal rule. The Belgium global reportedly butted heads with his teammate over the latter's missed penalty against the Saints at Old Trafford.