Paul Pogba Responds To Reports He Had A Fight With Romelu Lukaku

Paul Pogba has now responded to claims he had a fight with Romelu Lukaku following Manchester United's Premier League victory on Saturday.

The Belgium striker dismissed a 'penalty bust-up' as lies after posting a message on social media: "When the hate don't work they start telling lies..."

Pogba, who missed a stoppage time penalty against Southampton, has also taken to social media to respond to claims he had an altercation with Lukaku.

"Hahahahaha people are too funny bro," he said in reply to Lukaku's Instagram story.

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

Lukaku said he wanted his teammate to take the penalty in his post-match interview.

"I am a striker and I wanted Paul Pogba to score the penalty, he has been on a good run but he has been an important player for us."

The 25-year-old striker has netted back-to-back Premier League braces, and is expected to spearhead United's attack on Wednesday when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 second-leg. They trail 2-0 from the first-leg.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Lukaku's work-out and ability in front of goal.

"He is a bright boy," he said. "And he knows what his strengths are and his strengths are going towards goal, finishing, running in behind.

"And, of course, when we get him too deep in the pitch maybe that doesn't suit him at times.

"But he has responded fantastically to everyone who wants to criticise him because there is no one who practises finishing as much as he does. And he scores so many goals in training.

"I have said it so many times in the press as well, if we should do a score chart in training, he is the one that scores the most by a mile."

Will Lukaku continue his goal-scoring ways against PSG?

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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