Pogba display only serves to prove critics right – Henry

source: football365

Paul Pogba is only serving to prove his critics right, according to Thierry Henry.

A week after inspiring Manchester United to a comeback derby victory over Manchester City to stall their bitter rivals’ title celebrations, Pogba was ineffective against West Brom.

The Frenchman was substituted before the hour mark at Old Trafford – a decision explained by Jose Mourinho – with United conceding the winner 15 minutes later.

Henry, who implored him to emulate his City performance on a more consistent basis, said that such displays prove he cannot.

“As soon as the game started, something was weird – the atmosphere of the stadium, the team – it’s so weird from what we saw from that team a week ago,” he told Sky Sports.

“The commitment, the desire, and I asked if Pogba can do that all the time, the way he played against City. The answer is nope.

“[Mourinho] was trying to calm the players down and he has experience. He saw that result way before we saw it. He had a feeling that he needed to speak to the players during the week.

“He told them be careful it is going to be different against West Brom and I go back to Pogba: why didn’t you and the rest of the team do what you did against City all season?

“West Brom outworked them; they wanted to go out and hurt them. After 10 minutes, I turned and there was a weird atmosphere and I could only see West Brom scoring.”

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