I’ve seen some poor performances post-Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton was right up there.
Jose Mourinho’s men were awful from the get-go. Defensively, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly were a shambles, while the forwards looked toothless in attack.
Perhaps the worst of the bunch was captain Paul Pogba. The Frenchman couldn’t pass the ball to a teammate. He gave possession away far too cheaply on countless occasions. All while wearing the captain’s armband, too…
It just wasn’t a mature display from the 25-year-old whom big things are expected of in his third season back ‘home’. Too many times he’s shirked the limelight and shied away. How many times should we continue to put our faith in him?
We all know what a talented individual he is. Heck, we saw it as he tore apart Manchester City single-handedly last term. The consistency isn’t there, though. For whatever reason, without sounding too much like the bitter Graeme Souness, his head just doesn’t look in it.
As you’d imagine, United fans all over Twitter were less than satisfied with the overall display. They weren’t too kind to Pogba this evening. Heck, we should show them to him, maybe it’d be the kick up the back-side he requires…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 19, 2018
Pogba playing for France vs Pogba playing for Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/1jahnbnzxV
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 19, 2018
Worst game I’ve seen from Pogba, tbh. 😒
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) August 19, 2018
Pogba what a fraud. When the pressure is on he always does this. When the team is playing well he’s good but when we need him he ghosts.
— Will (@MourinhoSZN) August 19, 2018
Players also have to take a big portion of the blame. Individual errors all over the place. Pogba’s decision making and passing was poor. Bailly was erratic. Martial simply rubbish. So many crap individual performances. Nothing looked right today.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) August 19, 2018
Who is Brighton's Man of the Match so far?
Eric Bailly or Paul Pogba?
— 🦁 Adam 🦁 Sweeney 🦁 (@AdamWSweeney) August 19, 2018