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How Paul Pogba is already causing problems in Man United's dressing room

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Paul Pogba's second stint at Manchester United hasn't exactly gotten off to a smooth start.

After his £89 million move was finally confirmed this summer, United fans were expecting to see the Frenchman effortlessly take up a position as one of the Premier League's most dominant midfielders.

Instead, Red Devils supporters have grown frustrated after Pogba's less than impressive performances on the pitch in the opening weeks of the season. And now, according to a report from The Sun, that frustration is starting to spread into the Old Trafford dressing room.

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According to respected reporter Neil Ashton, it isn't only on the field of play where Pogba has been struggling to develop a connection with his new teammates since arriving from Juventus.

Per the Sun's report, the 23-year-old has "caused ripples" amongst the United squad because of his detached persona.

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In fact, Pogba has apparently been spending "large amounts of his time reacquainting himself with Cheshire life instead of getting to grips with the stuff at the sharp end."

Considering his lacklustre displays in a United shirt so far this season - summed up against Watford on Sunday where he once again failed to stamp his authority on the game - you'd think the midfielder would be doing his best to correct this issues.

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However, while the rest of the Manchester United squad are fearing for their future after a dressing down from Jose Mourinho following three straight defeats, Pogba is safe in his position after his world record transfer this summer.

Perhaps that is why he is yet to fully integrate himself with the United squad and knuckle down on improving his poor form thus far.

Different approach

The contrasting demeanour of another new arrival at Old Trafford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also doesn't appear to have helped Pogba's case thus far.

Again per the Sun, while the former Juventus star has been aloof with teammates, Zlatan has surprised United players with just how approachable he is.

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Fearing one of football's biggest divas when the Swedish striker arrived on a free transfer, what they've actually seen is a veteran striker who "leads by example, setting new standards and making some serious professional demands on the rest."

The contrast in performance level has already been clear for United fans to see through the opening month or so of the new campaign.

Now, with reports detailing their contrasting approach to life behind the scenes, there is even more for Red Devils supporters to worry about regarding their big money signing.

United fans: Who do you blame for the team's poor recent form? Have your say in the comments below...

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