Paul Pogba has afternoon to forget vs Watford

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Paul Pogba may well be the world's most expensive player, but it's fair to say that his opening few weeks back at Manchester United haven't gone to plan. 

The France international has failed to score or assist a goal since joining the club and has struggled to make an impact during the club's dismal run of three consecutive defeats. 

It really has been a difficult period for the man who was one of the standout players in Europe last term. 


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Against Watford at Vicarage Road this afternoon, Pogba was once again a long way off his best. Despite one fine attempt at goal - he rattled the bar with a long-range effort - the ex-Juventus man failed to stamp his mark on proceedings. 

He was unable to express himself and, alongside Marouane Fellaini in the middle of the park, didn't dominate the midfield.

Pogba nightmare

In all honesty, Pogba's start to the season in Manchester can be summed up by the clip below. 

Attempting to make a fairly short and simple pass out wide, Pogba's ball hit referee Michael Oliver. It appears that just about everything is going against United's new number six right now. 

Watch the clip here: 

Midfield change 

How do United get the best out of Pogba? With captain Wayne Rooney in the side, Pogba doesn't have the license to roam the attacking third of the pitch. 

Perhaps, then, it's time for Mourinho to drop his captain and replace him with another midfielder. With the likes of Michael Carrick, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera hoping for more playing time, the self-proclaimed Special One certainly isn't short of options. 

It must also be noted, of course, that he still has German Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has seemingly been made surplus to requirements at the club. 

What should Mourinho do to improve Pogba? Have your say below! 

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