The Paul Pogba moment vs Sevilla that everyone was laughing at

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Manchester United 1-2 Sevilla. Who saw that coming?

After seemingly settling for a 0-0 draw in the first-leg in Sevilla, everyone at United was confident of breezing into the last-eight of the competition.

But, on Tuesday night, the Red Devils looked a totally different side to the one that beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday.

They didn’t start on the front foot and created very little against their Spanish opposition.

And they paid the ultimate price when Wissam Ben Yedder was introduced in the 72nd-minute.

Six minutes later, the striker had put the ball past David de Gea twice to send United crashing out of the competition.

Romelu Lukaku did pull a goal back for Jose Mourinho’s side but it was far too little, far too late.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Mourinho will be blamed for some of the decisions he made on the night - like playing Rashford on the right wing after his Man of the Match performance of the left wing against Liverpool.

And he also decided not to play Paul Pogba, who had recovered from a gash on his leg.

Instead, the Frenchman came on for Marouane Fellaini on the hour mark as he looked to make the difference with the scores still at 0-0.

But it’s fair to say Pogba didn’t have the greatest of cameo performances.

Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

And one moment summed up the entire night - and Pogba’s form at the moment.

It came in injury-time with United desperately needing two goals in the final few minutes.

Under very little pressure, Pogba picked up the ball and inexplicably played the ball out of play nowhere near his target Lukaku.

It was just awful.


Take a look:


And football fans were in hysterics. Check out the reaction on social media:

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Pogba was being dragged off during matches against Spurs and Newcastle following his below-par performances.

It will be very interesting to see whether Mourinho starts Pogba in United’s FA Cup tie against Brighton on Saturday night.

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