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Paul Pogba's five worst performances at Manchester United

11:59 PM EDT 7/11/22
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Paul Pogba returned to Juventus after six years...

Serie A giants Juventus completed the signing of Paul Pogba on a free transfer as the French midfielder returned to the club after spending six years at Manchester United.

Pogba left Juventus as the world's most expensive player in the summer of 2016 when Manchester United paid a then world record fee of £89 million to sign him.

The French midfielder won two trophies (Europa League and the EFL Cup) in six years with the Red Devils. He was deemed a flop at Old Trafford primarily due to his inconsistency despite the club paying a hefty amount to acquire his services.

As the 29-year-old will hope to regain his past form and help Juventus reclaim their lost glory, we take a look at the top five worst performances of Pogba as a Manchester United player.

  • Paul Pogba, Manchester United vs Liverpool, 2017

    Liverpool (2016/17)

    Date: 15/1/2017

    Competition: Premier League

    Paul Pogba turned villain for Manchester United in this all-important Premier League clash against their arch-rivals Liverpool after he handled the ball inside the box while trying to intercept a corner directed towards Dejan Lovren.

    From the resulting penalty, the Reds took the lead in the 27th minute of the match. Thankfully Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the equalising goal in the 84th minute to rescue one point for the home side.

  • Paul Pogba, Crystal Palace, 2020/21

    Crystal Palace (2020/21)

    Date: 19/9/2020

    Competition: Premier League

    Both Pogba and Manchester United had a nightmare start to the 2020/21 season as the Red Devils lost 3-1 at the Old Trafford against Crystal Palace. The Frenchman was kept in the starting lineup by then coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but he was forced to pull him out in the 67th minute due to poor performance.

    Pogba hardly had any role to play in the game and was seen losing the ball at the centre of the park on quite a few occassions. It was Pogba's replacement Donny van de Beek who scored the consolation goal for the hosts.

  • Paul Pogba, Manchester United vs Leicester City

    Leicester City (2021/22)

    Date: 16/10/2021

    Competition: Premier League

    One of his worst performances in a Manchester United shirt came against Leicester City during the 2021/22 Premier League season. Paul Pogba lost the ball 12 times, committed six fouls and even picked up a booking as Manchester United lost 4-2 against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

  • Paul Pogba, Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United, Champions League 2021/22

    Atletico Madrid (2021/22)

    Date: 23/2/2022

    Competition: UEFA Champions League

    Pogba was not up to the mark in Manchester United's UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid. The entire Man United midfield which consisted of players like Fred, Pogba and Bruno Fernandes failed to make any impact as Atletico dictated terms throughout the game. Atletico took the lead in the seventh minute of the match and Anthony Elanga equalised in the second half.

    Pogba's performance in the first leg was so poor that then manager Ralf Rangnick had to drop him from the starting lineup in the second leg tie which they lost 1-0 (2-1) and were ousted from the competition.

  • Pogba red card Liverpool GFX

    Liverpool (2021/22)

    Date: 24/10/2021

    Competition: Premier League

    It was a night to forget for both Paul Pogba and Manchester United as the Red Devils shipped five goals against their arch-rivals at Old Trafford. After an extremely poor first half that saw United concede four goals, Solskjaer brought on Pogba at half-time to gain a measure of control in the middle of the park. But the Frenchman failed to have any impact whatsoever. What's more? Pogba lunged into an ill-advised two-footed tackle on Naby Keita that saw the refereee brandish a red card in the 60th minute.

    Pogba's dismissal left United a man down for 30 minutes of what was one of their worst nights in recent history.