Manchester United are again facing serious criticism after suffering a shock defeat away to Newcastle United in the English Premier League on Sunday.
A second half Matt Ritchie goal was enough to deliver the three points for the relegation strugglers, leaving the Red Devils soul searching, now a massive sixteen points behind rivals Manchester City.
No United player came out of the match with any credit, with usually reliable stars failing to perform or cope with the passion and conviction of the Newcastle starting eleven, a team desperate to avoid relegation to the English Championship.
Fans were left fuming with the performance and had particularly harsh words for midfielder Paul Pogba, who looked off the pace all day in a more restrained defensive midfield role.
He also failed to challenge the set-piece that led to Newcastle’s solitary goal effectively.
Is Jose Mourinho using him correctly, or is that simply an excuse for increasingly poor performances?
Man United fans took to Twitter to have their say…
I said it before and I will say it again. Pogba was the worst buy #MUFC
— Vivek (@vimo_67) February 11, 2018
I now understand why Fergie told Mourinho to play McTominay often.. Pogba is our strength and a weakness at the same time.. He plays well sometimes, flops most times.. No dedication today from him, didn't even see him tackling. 💔💔 #mufc #sell_smalling_darmian_blind
— King Jojo Martial (@jojochipdays) February 11, 2018
Something was/is definitely up with Pogba today. I think he and Mourinho will/have clash soon #mufc
— Manchester United (@MUFC_View) February 11, 2018
Pogba is not delivering and hasn't for a few games, he is not the player he should and must improve soon or he does not deserve his place in the team #MUFC
— corey baker (@jedibaker73) February 11, 2018
Shocking performance today, a lot of these players should hang their head in shame. I’m looking at you Smalling Jones and Pogba #mufc
— Biggz Holiday (@Biggz_Holiday) February 11, 2018
Dont know whats going on with Pogba lately today maybe he was carrying injury and played, but it was his worst game in United shirt #mufc
— Samer (@Samer_F17) February 11, 2018
— Zedekiah (@Lashard28) February 11, 2018
Sick of hearing ‘we need to sign a midfielder so Pogba can be more free’ yes he’s better advanced but he needs to do the job that he’s being asked to do, do you think Young & Valencia want to be wing backs?? It’s about the team not about the individual #MUFC #NEWMUN #pogba
— ForeverUnited (@ForeverUTD99) February 11, 2018
Instead of fighting for a title we are in a fight for the top 4. Poor from Man Utd once again. Pogba lost his spark. Mourinho’s tactics and team selection are questionable. Something needs to change and quick #mufc
— Martin Ferreira (@Hydrovatus) February 11, 2018
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