Date of publication: Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:16
Paul Pogba's performance levels have dropped so much in recent games that he has now reverted to the type of typical displays of his time under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
This is the opinion of commentator Gary Neville, who was extremely frustrated with the Frenchman's performance when United dropped out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman scored nine goals and watched seven in his first 14 games with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has only two goals – both penalties in the win over West Ham – and has not watched since the beginning of last month.
United were beaten at the Camp Nou by the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Barcelona win 3-0 at night sealing an aggregate 4-0 win.
Lionel Messi's first half doubled – the first to be a trademark, the second courtesy of a horrible de Gea player – in addition to the 61-minute goal by Philippe Coutinho, who gave a good reminder of the difference between the two teams.
United have now lost three of their five matches since Solskjaer was confirmed as his permanent boss.
Pogba was far from United's biggest problem at the Camp Nou, but Neville pointed to the 26-year-old regardless.
"Pogba is now playing as he was the pre-Ole's arrival," he said bein SPORTS.
"I thought he was very poor, rolling his foot on the ball all the time, throwing himself, not showing up and moving, did not seem interested at times.
"But he is a great player and can be a great player, he just needs to recover that focus."
United manager Solskjaer had words of comfort for De Gea after his gaffe present Messi his second of the night.
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