Paul Ince: What I truly think about Paul Pogba at Man United
Paul Ince delivers a scathing verdict on Paul Pogba's performance for Man United against Sevilla last week
Paul Ince has described Paul Pogba as “sulky” after Manchester United’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the Champions League last week.
The France international has been struggling to find consistent form for the Red Devils in recent weeks and has been in and out of Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up.
Pogba started the Champions League game on the bench but came on the play the final 30 minutes as Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League in surprising fashion.
The 25-year-old has been coming in for heavy criticism for his failure to produce consistent performances for the Red Devils in recent weeks.
And despite previously backing the former Juventus star, Ince has now admitted that even he has grown frustrated by the midfielders performances for the Red Devils of late.
Speaking to Paddy Power, former Manchester United man Ince said: “A player I’ve never criticised is Pogba, he’s been an easy scapegoat for a lot of poor performances.
“In fact, I’ve always backed him. But, I started to see why some pundits and fans moan about him on Tuesday. I’d describe his performance, in one word, as ‘sulky’.
“He came on and looked totally disinterested. I can understand he was probably annoyed at Marouane Fellaini being chosen ahead of him, but you shouldn’t take those frustrations out on the rest of the team and the happiness of the fans.
“Irrespective of what’s going on, whether you’ve been having a tough time of it lately or you’re feeling irritated at not being selected, you need to appreciate what an honour it is to be at Old Trafford. And you need to put a shift in, if not for yourself but for the sake of your teammates and loyal fans.”
Pogba will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to FA Cup action on Saturday night with a quarter-final clash against Brighton at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are aiming to finish in the top four and secure the FA Cup title this season in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford.