Manchester United slumped to their second defeat in as many games last night, as the side looked nothing short of awful away at Feyenoord. Although Mourinho made a few changes, Paul Pogba started the game, and failed to impress whatsoever in the ninety minutes.
After the game, Paul Scholes was less than kind about the most expensive man in world football, and you have to agree with the Ginger Prince.
Manchester United were just not good enough. That’s a game you expect Paul Pogba to absolutely boss from the middle of the park, and he just didn’t do anything to get the fans excited.
“It’s been a little bit of a struggle for him so far,” Scholes said on BT Sport. “Tonight, again, wasn’t his best performance. I think it will come. It’s still very early days.”
“I don’t really know what position he’s playing at the minute. Has he got a position? Has he been told to play where he wants?”
“He seems to be a little all over the place at times. I think he’s trying to do too much on the ball.”
“He’s trying to beat three or four players. He’s running with the ball. He should keep it simple for now.
“That’s not the player Manchester United bought. They didn’t buy a Lionel Messi to go and beat five players and stick it in the top corner all the time. They bought a powerful, strong midfield player who can take the ball. He’s got skill, he can pass it forward, he can run.”
I still think he will come good in the end, but you get the feeling that he is trying too hard to impress. Once he gets that out of his head and gets back to his normal game, we’ll see a much-improved Paul Pogba in the middle of the park.
Jose Mourinho will keep the faith with him, and I’ve no doubts that he’ll start at the weekend when the reds take on Watford away from home.