It has been quite a roller-coaster year for Paul Pogba.
The French star experienced what was undoubtedly the highest point of his career as Les Bleus claimed a famous World Cup win in Russia but, on either side of that, his club form with Manchester United has been dreadful.
Pogba simply hasn’t justified the massive fee United forked out to sign him from Juventus and, while he has shown glimpses of his incredible ability, he has never been able to recreate it with enough consistency.
He has been hit with a barrage of criticism this season after a number of underwhelming performances in which he has looked cumbersome and uninterested.
His very obvious falling-out with manager Jose Mourinho didn’t help matters either as the two got into a heated spat on the training ground.
Mourinho hasn’t been shy to publicly criticise his players this season and Pogba has found himself in the Portuguese’s sites on a few occasions.
Now, due to his poor form and questionable attitude, Pogba is being reduced to less and less playing time at Old Trafford.
It looks as though Mourinho’s patience has finally worn all too thin with the 25-year-old who has now been relegated to the bench.
For someone who was once the most expensive player in the world, a bit-part role in the side is hardly ideal.
However, Pogba was once again given a watcher’s brief for the Red Devil’s vital clash with top-four rivals Arsenal in mid-week.
He was eventually bought off the bench in the 75th minute but made little impact on the game, as the sides settled for an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Pogba’s snappy response to a reporters question
However, it was his frosty response to a question in the aftermath of the tie that seemed to attract the most attention.
According to the Daily Mail, Pogba was asked how he felt about being reduced to a bit-part role for such an important game to which he snapped: “What do you want me to say?” before storming off.
Pogba has made it no secret that he isn’t exactly happy at United, and having to sit on the bench for the second time in succession won’t have helped those feelings.
The midfielder could well be heading out the Old Trafford exit door very soon.