Over the summer when Manchester United splashed big money to bring in Paul Pogba, the Red Devils’ fans certainly got excited. The 23-year-old was regarded as one of the best central midfielders on the planet, but it is definitely fair to say he has had a mixed time of things this season.
Some games he has been absolutely immense, whereas other he just tends to go missing and not do an awful lot. Unfortunately, tonight was the latter and he never really managed to get into the game.
Alright, the pitch wasn’t ideal but at the end of the day, the Rostov lads had to put up with the same conditions and they played a lot better than us.
It is just a shame to witness such dross from a player of real quality, and I wonder why he has been so inconsistent all season. Perhaps that is purely down to age and inexperience, and hopefully, by next season, he’ll have ironed these mistakes out.
As you’d imagine, social media was awash with tweets aimed at the Frenchman and it is fair to say that most of them were not positive.
Check out the tweets aimed at Pogba below:
Pogba has been utter dross again tonight. His form is worrying.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) March 9, 2017
Pogba is arguably the most brainless footballer in the PL right now. What does he actually bring to the game besides a new haircut? #mufc
— Manish Pandey (@_ManishPandey) March 9, 2017
That being said, pogba and martial better up their games for chelsea. Both have been anonymous lately
— MATAAAAAAAAAAAAA (@Juanderooney) March 9, 2017
Sorry but that wasn't great !!!
90 mill for Pogba…could have bought Isco and have 60 mill change .
— Kevin Briston (@brissy1960) March 9, 2017
Give Pogba a break. Nobody has been able to control the ball tonight and the majority of the play has bypassed the midfield totally.
— TriggeRed. (@jonmikesav8) March 9, 2017
Pogba gets worse by the game, this he needs a settling period is a load of shite, world's biggest flop, get him out while he's valuable
— Jason (@Martiallow) March 9, 2017
How bad was Pogba again tonight ??❌
— Gary ⚽️ (@GaryWaller11) March 9, 2017
Feel bad for the fans who travelled wasted a lot of money to watch Ibrahimovic and Pogba slip more times than they touched the ball
— Dylan (@SeriouslyAnder) March 9, 2017
Pogba was so bad. And young. Absolutely nothing from the right wing.
— Al-Avalathi (@vanwynkle) March 9, 2017
At the end of the day, bringing home a 1-1 draw isn’t the worst result in the world, but going forward, we have to get more out of Pogba. Here is to hoping he ups his performance against Chelsea in the cup on Monday night.