Manchester United returned to winning ways at Old Trafford yesterday, with Jose Mourinho’s men beating Everton 2-1.
The game itself was a rather comfortable affair, until Everton pulled one back from the penalty spot; with Chris Smalling needlessly diving in. Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked home to give the visitors at least a chance at getting a result.
Obviously, United held firm, but in the aftermath of the game, United legend Gary Neville had some harsh words for a certain French midfielder for his antics in the build-up to the goal. Once again, Paul Pogba was caught dilly-dallying in possession, which allowed Everton the chance to counter and eventually score.
‘All eyes towards Paul Pogba,’ Neville said, per The Metro.
‘He’s messing around and showboating in the middle of the pitch. He waits and waits, he does a stupid little chip, then Everton are through.’
Pogba can go from brilliant to frustrating in a heartbeat. For the first-half, he was pretty excellent against Everton, but in the second 45, he was nowhere near as good.
Another annoying moment was his penalty. His run-up is just beyond a joke, and why he feels the need to prolong it is embarrassing. He’s one of those ‘all about me’ footballers and that’ll never change, because that’s what makes him who he is. However, when he missed the penalty, he was extremely lucky that the ball bounced right back to him because it could have been a whole lot worse…
Neville is right though, he needs to take more care when in possession, because it has already cost us a couple of goals this term.