Manchester United’s title race has been run, and watching their noisy neighbours scoop the biggest prize in English football certainly stings.
What’s more disappointing is the manner in which the Red Devils gave up this afternoon. Jose Mourinho’s men showed no fight, determination nor desire to keep the pressure on their rivals, instead, they just gave up. No single player epitomised that more than Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman was truly outstanding against City last weekend, but at Old Trafford earlier today, he was back in his slump. Giving balls away, telegraphing it for the opposition and losing it the majority of the time. It was such a frustrating afternoon from a man capable of setting the world alight.
I’ll never understand it, the stark contrast frustrates me endlessly, but we’ve seen the poor performances more often than the world-class ones, and that’s the most worrying thing.
Thankfully, I’m not the only Manchester United fan who has this opinion, in fact, if social media is the judge of anything, then I’m probably in the majority. Reds all over were berating Pogba, and to be honest, I simply cannot defend him any longer.
Pogba put out of his misery. Atrocious performance. Played well for 30 minutes last week but doesn’t look comfortable at all in the side/position. Ongoing problem for Mou and #MUFC.
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) April 15, 2018
Pogba saved all his energy for the derby but then went back to Mulumbu-mode against Mulumbu's old club loooooooooooooooooool
— Khalid (@WorldOfK_) April 15, 2018
Pogba’s hair watch: Mostly whiteish on top and dark around the sides. Very similar to West Brom’s jersey today. O no does this mean……
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) April 15, 2018
People moaning about Pogba going off we've been better since he went off. Have to agree with Jose on that sub
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) April 15, 2018
— Historical Sport (@HistorySport_) April 15, 2018
Whats the excuse 4 pogba 2day? He played on the left of a 433 with a ball playing cb a dm n target man in 14 degree weather what nxt?
— Akh (@RilwanLucas) April 15, 2018
“Paul Pogba is world class he just needs to be played in a 3 man midfield with a proper DM and a ball playing CB and a world class striker. Then he’ll be good”
— Jamie (@jmemc10) April 15, 2018