Paul Pogba has only started six matches for Manchester United this season due to injury, but he has continued to dominate the headlines anyway.
The French World Cup winner missed the majority of the first half of the campaign because of a foot problem, before returning for the clash with Watford in December.
However, he has been absent since Boxing Day after picking up a separate ankle problem – despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claims that he would be back within three or four weeks after his operation in January.
Nonetheless, Pogba was expected to return to United training on Tuesday, but the club took the decision to close their training facilities for the time being as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pogba was keen to inform ‘the cheeky ones’ that his decision to wear the Juventus top was merely a show of support for his fellow countryman, nothing more. The 27-year-old posted the caption: “
The midfielder also posted further videos on his Instagram story, showing United centre-back Lindelof taking part in their home training session.
Could Pogba have supported Matuidi in a different way rather than wearing the jersey which was bound to spark a reaction from some? Yes, he could. But at the end of the day, this was how he chose to support his friend during a time of great difficulty.