The Frenchman came out and lamented the attitude of his co-stars as Manchester United suffered a shock 3-2 loss away to Chris Hughton’s side last weekend.
Captain Pogba himself didn’t enjoy the best afternoon on the south coast.
And Strachan believes his team-mates may not have been happy by the World Cup winner’s post-match comments.
“I find it very strange that Pogba, and it might have just been lost in translation mind, would come out when you’re sitting in the dressing room potentially watching the TV,” he told Sky Sports on The Debate.
“How would you feel knowing fine well you tried you’re but you’ve had a stinker?
“We’ve all done that.
“Sometimes when you don’t play well it looks like you’re not trying.
“If you’re trying your hardest and someone is saying ‘by the way, we’re not trying’.
“I don’t know how I’d react to that.”
Pogba’s comments after the 3-2 defeat at the Amex were certainly unexpected.
“My attitude was not right. It has to be a big lesson for us,” he said on Sunday.
“They had more hunger than us. I put myself first, that my attitude wasn’t right enough.
“We made mistakes we shouldn’t make.
“We tried to push and push, we kept trying, but it was a bit too late.”
Jose Mourinho was pressed on Pogba’s comments yesterday but refused to be drawn on the matter in what turned out to be an awkward press conference.
“Paul told, has to answer by his words, if you want any explanation about Paul’s words you must get him and ask him,” he responded.
Asked how hard this week had been on a personal level, Mourinho added: “No. I think difficult, difficult is after the match you lose, is always difficult, especially for people that really care about the job, about being football pro, but after that you think about the next match.
“You do the same when you win, when you win you have to move on and focus what next and imagine when you lose you have to do even more.”
United take on Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday evening.