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Rival fans join Man United counterparts in questioning Pogba POTM omission

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Rival fans join Man United counterparts in questioning Pogba POTM omission

 

Supporters of Manchester United and rival clubs alike have this evening taken to social media, to call into question Paul Pogba’s surprise absence from the nominees for the latest Premier League Player of the Month award.

Antonio the favourite

The 6-man shortlist for the first POTM prize of the new campaign was unveiled earlier today.

The list featured a number of altogether predictable inclusions, with in-form West Ham United hitman Michail Antonio joined by Irons creator Said Benrahma.

Also named were Everton summer addition Demarai Gray, Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso and rejuvenated Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier.

Rounding out the contenders for the August award was Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood, who has thus far managed to find the net in all three of the club’s league outings.

The missing man

Whilst it would be difficult to argue with the majority of the inclusions on the Premier League’s nominee list, though, there was without question one noteworthy exclusion.

The name in question? Paul Pogba.

French international Pogba is fresh off the back of a fine opening to the campaign, which remarkably saw him notch no less than five assists across his first three Premier League appearances.

The midfielder’s absence on Thursday, in turn, has since given rise to something of a predictable backlash across social media.

Fans of not only Manchester United, but even rival clubs, have taken to Twitter in numbers, to question how and why Pogba was overlooked:

 

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