Pat Nevin: This Man United midfielder guilty of the worst performance of the season
The ex-Chelsea man wasn't impressed with Paul Pogba's performance in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool
Pat Nevin has accused Paul Pogba of producing one of the worst performances of the season after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
The France international struggled to live up to his high standards during the Premier League clash and the £89m midfielder conceded a first-half penalty after his handball from James Milner’s corner.
The Liverpool vice-captain broke the deadlock before Zlatan Ibrahimovic levelled the Premier League clash in the final six minutes with a close-range header to spare Pogba’s blushes.
The Manchester United midfielder finished with a pass completion of 71 per cent, while the Euro 2016 finalist was dispossessed five times during the 1-1 stalemate at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Irish radio station Newstalk on Monday night, Nevin listed Pogba’s display in the top-three worst performances of the 2016-17 season so far, hinting that it could possible be the most awful of them all.
“It was so awful. He wasn’t able to find people. He was being closed down and losing the ball consistently. He gave away the penalty. He missed the chance one-on-one with the keeper. It was a complete and utter mishit,” Nevin said.
“I was thinking if it was the worst performance I’ve seen by any player this season. You know what, it is in the top three. It’s not relation to his ability. It was that bad.”
Manchester United signed Pogba in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the summer transfer window.