Paul Ince blames new Man United signing for Paul Pogba’s struggles

Paul Ince blames Alexis Sanchez for Paul Pogba's recent dip in form for Man United

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Ince believes that Alexis Sanchez is to blame for Paul Pogba’s recent dip in form for Manchester United.

Sanchez has been settling into life at Old Trafford in recent weeks after completing his transfer from Arsenal in the January transfer window, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan headed to The Emirates as part of the same deal.

Pogba has come in for criticism for his recent performances for the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho having immediately substituted the Frenchman after they conceded against Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.

And former Manchester United star Ince feels that Pogba’s dip in form has clearly coincided with Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford from Arsenal.

Ince is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror: “Since Sanchez joined the club, Pogba’s confidence and mood seems to have gone in the opposite direction to earlier in the season.

“He looks like a totally different player.

“It’s probably due to the fact, that pre-Sanchez, he was the main man. He was the kingpin and the one everyone was talking about.

“But the arrival of Sanchez has taken the shine off him. What I would say is, at United, you’re all main men. You should all perform like that, too.

“Looking at the Newcastle game, you could see from his body language that he’s fed up. Whatever it is, it’s a problem that needs addressing.”

Pogba will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to FA Cup action on Saturday night with a trip to Huddersfield Town in the fifth round.

The Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League table but are in danger of being caught by Liverpool FC, who are now just two points behind them in the top flight table.

Manchester United finished sixth and won the League Cup and Europa League last season.

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