Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has called for the club’s fans to make the difference against Arsenal on Sunday.
The Red Devils are expected to field a weakened side for the crunch Premier League match this weekend, with manager Jose Mourinho believed to be prioritising his side’s Europa League challenge, but a loss this Sunday could all-but end his side’s hopes of reaching the top-four.
Winning the Europa League would of course mean they do not need a top-four finish to secure a place in the Champions League, meaning they may well have their priorities right, but we do not have such a luxury, with no possible back-door into the competition.
United put one foot into the Europa final with a 1-0 away win to Celta Vigo on Thursday night, and Paul Pogba has credited the fans with helping them to achieve that advantage, while calling on a similar show of support at the Emirates this weekend.
He said: ‘The crowd has to be as good as it was against Celta Vigo, even with the noise of their fans, we could hear them.
‘They give us energy, so we need them – they always help us. They don’t know it, but when we’re on the field and hear them shouting our names, it pushes us to the limit.
‘Our support is very good – we need the fans and want to win for them.’
Our own fans have also been against us for much of the campaign, and we could no doubt do with a boost at this crucial time in the season.
Can United’s fans give them an advantage in Sunday’s encounter? Do our players need us to lit them back into this push for the top-four?