Paul Pogba urges misfiring United to 'wake up' after draw
London: Paul Pogba has called on Manchester United to 'wake up' after a third straight draw over Christmas period saw them slip behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.
Draws against Leicester and Burnley either side of Christmas severely undermined United's status as challengers to Manchester City and Saturday's 0-0 stalemate at home to Southampton means they are now third in the standings, 15 points adrift of City.
The problems are mounting for manager Jose Mourinho, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's knee problem keeping him out for a month and Romelu Lukaku taken off on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.
Wing-back Ashley Young will miss United's next three matches following his acceptance of a violent conduct charge after he appeared to elbow Dusan Tadic during Saturday's stalemate.
Everton are United's next opponents at Goodison Park on New Year's Day and Pogba has demanded better from his side, despite the short turnaround. "We didn't lose but we have to wake up, bounce back and get back to winning," the Frenchman told 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."