What does £89million get you? An inconsistent midfielder only capable of playing in a team without Wayne Rooney is what it gets you.
Paul Pogba has finally arrived for Manchester United and it came at the expense of Wayne Rooney and Leicester City.
All the talk before Manchester United’s Premier League clash with champions Leicester City was about Wayne Rooney being dropped to the bench, and the question being asked was whether Paul Pogba could finally flourish without the 30-year-old alongside him.
And those questions were duly answered at the end of the first half as Pogba headed in from just five yards to register his first United goal and the Red Devils’ fourth of the afternoon.
And it was well and truly deserved. Pogba’s first half was impressive and you could clearly tell he was able to express himself with Ander Herrera pulling the strings next to him.
Man United were devastating in the opening 45 minutes, and fans on Twitter just couldn’t get enough of that man Pogba…
Pogba haters: pic.twitter.com/aJgsQxj0I4
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) September 24, 2016
Pogba is a beast
— El JefE (@alsaintzz) September 24, 2016
Pogba is finally playing some of his money's worth!
— Grieving (@Just_Mo93) September 24, 2016
POGBA BEST PLAYER. https://t.co/s1TwZp8bOG
— Justin (@_justinbrady) September 24, 2016
the moment when Pogba finally scored his first ever goal for Man Utd pic.twitter.com/G2u1GbVTdh
— Oge Jenny NwaGunnerz (@oge_jenny) September 24, 2016
Pogba for Ballon 'Dor after today ??
— Ryan O Rourke (@razz_o_rourke) September 24, 2016
Where are all the Pogba haters who have no idea about the game who were saying he was a complete waste of money…? ???? #united
— Daniel Hargadon (@Danharg04) September 24, 2016
Paul Pogba's first half by numbers vs. Leicester:
100% aerial duels won
87% pass accuracy
1 dab pic.twitter.com/xmrsqRAW1D
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 24, 2016
I think the breadth of Pogba's contribution is what will ultimately win him a Ballon d'Or one day. There's no much he doesn't or can't do.
— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) September 24, 2016
Ah there's Pogba. He's been missing for a couple of weeks. 4-0
— Conor Porter (@ConorJPorter) September 24, 2016
Ah, there he is! Forgot they'd signed him
— Chris Darwen (@comeontheoviedo) September 24, 2016
The Rooney Effect ©
— Owen Fulda (@owensfulda) September 24, 2016