12 Feb, 19:00
Manchester United fans have laid into club record signing, Paul Pogba on social media after the 24- year-old put in an abject performance at relegation threatened Newcastle.
The Frenchman looked off the pace in the game, misplacing passes and offering none of the quality he has. He was duly hauled off by Jose Mourinho on the 66th minute, the second time in 3 matches he has been substituted by the Portuguese tactician. Pogba looked disinterested in the game, and cut a picture of frustration on the bench after another abject performance.The former Juventus man is losing his form at a wrong time, as prior to this rough patch, he has arguably been United’s best player.
United suffered a damaging loss at Newcastle, with Pogba at the end of everything wrong they did. In the build-up to Newcastle’s goal, he didn’t climb to stop the header that allowed Matt Richie to stroke the ball past David De Gea. He was overrun in midfield by the likes of Mo Diame and Jonjo Shelvey. Pogba has shown his quality on numerous occasions this term, but he cuts a figure of a player who chooses games he can influence.
He should be doing better to help his quest to climb the league table as a number of teams are closing in on Manchester United in second place. He has been brilliant this season, registering 9 assists, but the fans demand that he must do it week-in, week-out.