United set to fine Pogba after perceived Mourinho mocking

As news of José Mourinho's sacking broke, Paul Pogba responded with a tweet, and now the club may take action.

United set to fine Pogba after perceived Mourinho mocking
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Paul Pogba is set to be handed a hefty fine by Manchester United after his controversial tweet on the back of the club's decision to sack Portuguese manager José Mourinho.

Pogba faces fine from United

Many observers wondered how French star Paul Pogba would react to the news regarding the boss with the relationship between Mourinho and Pogba notoriously fraught with tension.

At 10:41 UK time the official Paul Pogba Twitter account posted a picture of the player bearing a wry smile along with the text "Caption this". The post was deleted after two minutes but not after many Twitter followers made screen grabs of the post. United legend Gary Neville also responded to the player saying: ‘You can do one as well!’

This all however could be a question of bad timing and unfortunate wording on behalf of Pogba with suggestions that this was a pre-programmed promotional tweet as part of his collaboration with German sportswear giant Adidas.  Surely, the fine or otherwise will determine how the club see this version of events.