Few hours of United confirming that they had parted ways with Mourinho, Pogba posted on Instagram and Twitter.
Though the picture of the France international smiling at the camera did not reference the manager’s sacking many viewed the image and its attendant text (“caption this”) as a sly dig at the Portuguese.
Certainly United legend Neville was unimpressed with Pogba’s post, which may have been scheduled in advance by the player’s PR team.
He wrote on Twitter: “‘Caption This’ You do one as well!”
Neville, who has called for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to succeed Mourinho in the summer, believes it was no surprise that United had been unable to continue with their manager following a summer of ruction.
Mourinho’s public pleas for a new centre-back were ignored by the United board, who deemed his targets unsuitable amid doubts over their age profile and quality compared to the defenders currently at Old Trafford
“The moment earlier on in the season when it was clear that the board didn’t want to back a couple of Jose Mourinho signings, at that point you’re finished as a manager,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“What we’ve seen in the last three or four months is [the difficulties between Mourinho and the board] play out in public. I said on Sunday after the game against Liverpool that Manchester United have been crawling along on their hands and knees, minute after minute, hour after hour, match to match for the last few weeks.