Manchester United recovered from 2-o down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 last night, thanks to Nemanja Matic’s stoppage time stunner.
It was an abject first half from United, who struggled to cope with Palace’s front two of Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth and failed to offer any cohesion in attack.
After Patrick van Aanholt’s strike caught the Red Devils cold early in the second half, there were signs of improvement from many players but one man who still struggled to influence the game was Paul Pogba.
There has been much discussion about Pogba’s best position in recent weeks, with many observers feeling that he was stifled as part of a two-man midfield alongside Matic earlier on in the season.
Recently, Pogba has been freed up to play on the left of a midfield trio in a 4-3-3 system, where he shone at Juventus but it failed to make any impact last night as the game largely passed him by, even when United launched their fightback.
Pogba posted a message of celebration on Twitter which drew a mixed reaction from fans. Some feel he is showing signs of improvement and giving his all but others are still not impressed and are calling on the French superstar to up his game ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash at home to Liverpool.
We’ve taken a closer look at some of the reaction from United fans…
Not your best performance tonight but we'll take it, take the spotlight on Saturday against Liverpool and help us get the 3 points!
— Tom (@CynicalLive) March 5, 2018
Put more effort in
— pat connolly (@patconn1976) March 5, 2018
I love the game you played in second half @paulpogba . keep it up. I know what you can do. I believe in you.
— MOM? (@MichaelManuelS9) March 5, 2018
You played bad tbh
— Liam Johnson (@LiamJohnson007) March 5, 2018
Big performance needed on Saturday.
— Nicole! 2.0 (@mademetoxic) March 5, 2018
2nd half was much better, but you need to be doing it for the full 90. Onto the next one Paul ?
— 6 (@centroMF) March 5, 2018
Never leave us Paul ♥️
— ¹⁹? (@Rashford101) March 5, 2018
Stop overdoing with long diagonal passes! PLEASE.
— HK. (@HammaaadKhan) March 5, 2018
Improve. You need to be among the best in the world. Too casual at times.
— Amogh Hurali (@Amogh_Hurali) March 5, 2018
Better second half from you Paul. Let’s focus on Saturday now
— Abu Yanited (@Yanited__) March 5, 2018