To say Paul Pogba‘s performance in the Euro 2016 final against France was underwhelming is an understatement and reflective of how everybody played in a nervy, uninspiring final.
Didier Deschamps used Pogba in a deep lying midfield role with Blaise Matuidi and Moussa Sissoko in front of him but it served as a restraint for him which limited his influence in the game to almost nothing.
It was instead Sissoko who stole the spotlight and after such intense speculation this week about Pogba’s potential £100m move to United, it’s not what United fans had hoped to see.
How comes France haven't started Paul Pogba? ?
— Paul. (@PaulsFUT) July 10, 2016
Pogba… Jeez. #PORFRA
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) July 10, 2016
I'll reiterate Pogba is wasted in that deeper lying midfield role. I can't remember but surely he doesn't play there for Juve? @footballmcd
— Oliver Jones (@United_roadMUFC) July 10, 2016
Talk trash bout Pogba, but he'd still start for your team, whether you like it or not.
— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@VickieOfficiel) July 10, 2016
Pogba should slot in that Manchester United midfield perfectly … slow as Carrick and creating as much as Fellaini #snarknado
— Antö (@rossoAnto) July 10, 2016
Pogba's head is in Manchester etc
— Finn (@FutbolFinn) July 10, 2016
— ZippyPenguin (@Zippy_Penguin) July 10, 2016
Sissoko in Pogba mode.
— Abhishek. (@RedIndian99) July 10, 2016
Pogba has sat so deep for France tonight, must be frustrating but very disciplined.
— Schadenfreude (@RickIndeed) July 10, 2016
Superb effort from Deschamps to get Pogba's valuation down at this tournament. Must be said. #FRA
— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) July 10, 2016
France were nothing short of shocking against Portugal and deserved to lose if we’re being honest about it. As for Pogba, he won’t be looking back at the game with any fond memories but United fans will be happy the tournament is over now because it means we should get a quick response to the rumours.
Will he sign for United? We’ll see but his performance in the Euro 2016 final won’t be something Pogba will be talking about any time soon.