Manchester United have enjoyed an excellent start to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, recording emphatic 4-0 victories from their two fixtures so far.
Jose Mourinho’s side opened the season with a convincing win over West Ham at Old Trafford and followed that result up with a fine away performance against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Paul Pogba has been fantastic in both matches. The French midfielder, who is now the second-most expensive footballer of all time following Neymar’s £200 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, scored against both opponents and already looks far more comfortable now that the defensively-minded Nemanja Matic is playing alongside him.
Pogba showed glimpses of his world-class talent last season but also flattered to deceive in far too many matches.
For £89 million, United fans expected a host of match-winning performances from the former Juventus star, but they were often left disappointed.
However, the same set of supporters also acknowledged there was a very good chance that Pogba would be better after a full season of re-adjusting to life at Old Trafford and working under Mourinho.
They also believed the arrival of a proper defensive midfielder would give Pogba the freedom he required to truly flourish.
Two matches into the season and it seems they were spot on.
Why United fans are unhappy with MOTD's Pogba analysis
Pogba was outstanding again this weekend and earned praise for his performance from Match of the Day pundits Danny Murphy and Jermaine Jenas.
However, some United fans were perturbed by the fact Murphy, in his analysis, had opted to focus on the Frenchman’s physical attributes rather than his technical qualities.
Daniel Harris posted a clip of MOTD’s analysis alongside the caption: “Personally I was taken by the skill, composure, touch and intelligence, but different strokes.”
Watch it here…
Gary Lineker then entered the debate
Harris wasn’t the only United fan irritated by MOTD’s analysis of Pogba.
MOTD host Gary Lineker got involved in an interesting Twitter debate with Paul from United Rantcast.
After Paul expressed his opinion about the analysis, Lineker replied: “What is your point? Not sure what you are trying to say.”
Lineker went on to argue that it’s the stature of the player, rather than the colour of their skin, that leads to such comments from pundits.
It’s certainly an interesting talking point and one which has sparked plenty - and we mean plenty - of debate on Twitter.
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