A number of Manchester United fans have slated the performance of Paul Pogba during the Red Devils’ 1-6 humbling against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford this afternoon.
The defeat continued United’s dreadful start to the campaign and also saw them ship some soft goals after conceding three against Crystal Palace and a further two at Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening two Premier League matches.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær decided to stick with the midfield three of Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Nemanja Matic, which meant that summer signing Donny van de Beek was again left on the bench at the start of the game. The performance of the trio especially in the first half did little to reward their manager’s faith.
Pogba in particular endured a very poor afternoon, losing the ball 21 times during the match, committing four fouls and coming out second best in 50% of his ground duels (via Sofascore).
The France international’s day was summed up by him clumsily giving away the penalty which led to Tottenham’s sixth goal of the game after he brought down the overlapping Ben Davies inside the penalty area.
Some Manchester United fans have questioned whether he should keep his place in the side after this display, while others were suggesting that he is rated far too highly for the consistency of performances that he delivers for the Red Devils. Check out a flavour of the reaction from the Old Trafford faithful below:
High time Ole showed some courage and dropped Maguire and Pogba. At this rate, #mufc will be fighting for relegation come end of October.
— Monil Mody (@MonilMody) October 4, 2020
I can’t understand why Pogba still gets into this team, when was his last good performance? #MUFC
— Chris (@Papa_Fiss818) October 4, 2020
You know why we did so well last season? Because Pogba was no where near this team. Solskjaer talks about having the right characters in the team. Pogba is not that #MUFC
— Pricey (@thepricey83) October 4, 2020
Pogba has been disgraceful today, Maguire, Bailly and Shaw can be added to that. Where do you go from here? #mufc
— Jamie Wilson (@Jamie89Wilson) October 4, 2020
Pogba has been absolutely atrocious today #MUFC
— joseph howes (@josephhowes77) October 4, 2020
Pogba is a disgrace to this club
— Anirban Dey (@Anirban87537938) October 4, 2020
United fans, is this just a blip for Paul Pogba or would you drop him? Let us know your thoughts below!
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