Neville delivers blunt verdict on Pogba’s display in Man United’s 2-1 loss to Hull
The ex-Manchester United defender delivers his verdict on Paul Pogba after 2-1 loss at Hull City
Phil Neville admitted that Paul Pogba wasn’t particularly impressive in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Hull City on Thursday night as the Red Devils reached the EFL Cup final at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho’s side travelled to Hull looking to protect a 2-0 lead after Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini scored second-half goals to put Manchester United in command of the first leg of the last-four clash.
However, the visitors conceded a first-half penalty after Argentina international Marcos Rojo was penalised for holding Harry Maguire’s shirt which allowed Tom Huddlestone to dispatch a confident spot-kick.
Pogba was brought on at half-time to help get the Red Devils over the line and the world-record signing managed to restore parity with a close-range finish midway through the second half at the KCOM Stadium.
Oumar Niasse netted a winner but Manchester United progressed despite Pogba’s disappointing impact from the bench.
Speaking to Sky Sports about Pogba’s performance in their 2-1 second-leg defeat, ex-Manchester United defender Neville said:
“I thought he was like the rest of the Manchester United players – very average. It was a really poor performance.”