It was a third consecutive draw for Manchester United as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Southampton on Saturday night to end the year on a rather disappointing note.
The Red Devils have been abysmal of late and have now gone 4 games without a win in all competitions.
In the aftermath of their latest setback midfielder Paul Pogba has called on his teammates to react and produce better performances as they begin the New Year.
We didn’t lose but we have to wake up, bounce back and get back to winning,” the stand-in captain said to MUTV.
“We drew again. Three draws, we have to win, something has to change and we have to change to win. It’s only one day and then we have to play against Everton – that’s football. Tomorrow’s another day and we have to go out there and win.”
The Frenchman went to speak on the injury to the club’s leading goal scorer, Romelu Lukaku, stating that it will be a big miss but that they are other players capable of doing a job in that position.
The draws against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton have seen the record Premier League champions drop to third on the table behind Manchester City and Chelsea.
The problems facing the United manager appear to be unrelenting as striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for at least a month as his knee injury continues to hinder his fitness. The veteran striker joins the likes of Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and the recently injured Lukaku to be sidelined for the club.
Elsewhere, winger turned fullback, Ashley Young might face retrospective action from the FA for an incident during their match on Saturday as he was caught on camera to have elbowed Southampton’s Dusan Tadic.