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"What Is The Point Of Pogba" - Reaction To United's Meek Cup Exit To Chelsea

Gavin Cooney
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Jose Mourinho arrived back at Stamford Bridge tonight, gave three fingers to Chelsea fans and two fingers to attacking. His United side played with four at the back with Ander Herrera and Phil Jones sitting very deep in front of them, with Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ashley Young, and Marcus Rashford the nominal attackers.

An early red card for Herrera, however, changed Mourinho's plans: and he immediately subbed off Mkhitaryan for Marouane Fellaini. From there, Chelsea dominated, and scored through a long-range strike by N'Golo Kante. From there, Chelsea spurned myriad chances, with United creating a single chance: Marcus Rashford could only shoot directly at Courtois.

The performance of Pogba - or non-performance, as the operative phrase may be - was the issue that cut ice most of all.

Pogba ambled about for the game doing very, very little, bar a long-range shot that went well wide ten minutes from time. Such ineffectiveness had plenty asking: what exactly does Pogba do? 

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Pogba was badly outshone by N'Golo Kanté in midfield, and could probably have got closer to him on him on the goal:

It was generally one-sided all night:

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Granted, that was not a United side set up to bring the best out of Pogba, but surely United fans, you expect more than that from the Most Expensive Footballer In History?

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