Paul Pogba's Instagram post in the wake of Jose Mourinho's sacking on Tuesday morning didn't go down well with higher ups at Old Trafford. Now the Frenchman faces being fined for his social media activity.
Tuesday morning's news caught pretty much everyone by surprise. No one was expecting that Jose Mourinho was going to be sacked by Manchester United, only the night before reports of how much it would cost to get rid of him were going round.
But there it was at 9.45 on Tuesday morning, confirmation that Mourinho's two and a half years at United were over after once again the curse of his third season struck the former Real Madrid boss.
The news landscape was suddenly full of Mourinho stories and opinion, for once Brexit wasn't the lead story everywhere, with anyone who had ever been connected to the club being given a platform to speak.
However it took less than an hour for the attention to switch from Mourinho to Paul Pogba after a post on the Frenchman's Instagram account went out, with Pogba's smile seemingly mocking the former boss:
Pogba's Insta post. Image: Instagram
The post was hastily deleted, after most people had time to see it and decide it was a dig at Mourinho, and Adidas soon confirmed it was a scheduled post.
However according to the Daily Mail that isn't a good enough excuse for United and Pogba faces a fine after the post 'angered' officials who found it 'disrespectful.'
The post was met by a reply from Gary Neville who clearly wasn't happy with it it either and parodied the 'Caption this!' in the former Juventus midfielder's post:
The 25 year old's relationship with Mourinho wasn't good and it was hardly a secret that they'd fallen out on several occasions this season.
In fact Pogba and Mourinho's on going battle seemed to be the whole narrative around United's season, from the World Cup winner being given the captain's armband on the opening day against Leicester City to having it taken off him to being left on the bench against Liverpool.
Pogba may get fined but his mood around the club is likely to be much improved now that Mourinho is no longer in charge at Old Trafford.