Manchester United fans were disappointed with Paul Pogba’s performance during their 1-0 victory over rivals Manchester City in the EFL Cup.
He was once again deployed in his preferred position by Jose Mourinho and failed to put in a showing worthy of his reputation.
Though the Frenchman did showcase glimpses of his ability, with a 50 minute strike parried onto the post by the City keeper, he did nothing else to threaten the opposition goal.
With the manager showing a lot of faith in his midfielder, his dull displays have left the fans frustrated, and this is what they had to say:
Paul pogba at this moment in time is absolutely disgustingly bad
— Jack Laycock (@lakes22utr) October 26, 2016
Sir Alex must have known something about Paul Pogba to have let him go.
— Worlanyo (@Kweli_) October 26, 2016
And as for Paul Pogba, how on earth have we played £89M for a player who isn't even top 10 in the league!? He needs to step up, fast.
— #FreeMkhitaryan (@BinRooney) October 26, 2016
Never doubt Fergie. Best ever… Paul Pogba bang average
— lucas kel (@kel392) October 26, 2016
If Paul Pogba, does anything like that adidas advert in the next two years I will give all my pay away to a charity of someone's choice
— Matthew Rickwood (@MatthewRickwood) October 26, 2016
Paul Pogba has been dreadful so far this season 👎
— Daniel Gray (@DanielGrayLFC) October 26, 2016
While the 23-year-old has shown the odd spark of brilliance, his overall showings have been consistently below par, and it is about time the Frenchman raises his game.
At £89 million, Pogba’s every touch of the ball will be criticised, but it is crucial for him to focus on his game rather than the media.
With the pressure continuing to mount, Pogba needs to hit is A game, and he needs to do it fast. United will be feeling more confident with a win over City after their 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge and will look to build momentum as they face Burnley on Saturday.