Paul Pogba's honest Instagram post after Manchester United vs Watford

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Manchester United's week went from very bad to terrible this afternoon when a 3-1 loss to Watford made it three defeats in eight days for Jose Mourinho's men.

Compounding the result was the performances - or lack thereof - from a number of United's big-name players, including world record signing Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman once again drew criticism after putting in another lacklustre display. However, a few hours after leaving Vicarage Road without the points, the £89 million signing has now taken to Instagram to post a message to frustrated Red Devils supporters.

Addressing his 8.8 million followers, the 23-year-old first thanked the United fans before admitting that things are far from perfect at Old Trafford right now.

"Thanks to all the supporters for being there for us," Pogba wrote.

"Results are not there yet, but we will continue fighting, United we can."

While the message shows that United's recent slump - they've lost three straight games this week - is affecting Pogba, a lot of supporters would much prefer the former Juventus star to make statements with his performances on the field rather than on social media.


Pogba's second spell at United hasn't exactly gone to plan so far. Even when Mourinho's side were winning games at the start of the season, the France international wasn't stamping his authority on games.

Now, with defeats against Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford coming in quick succession, the spotlight is increasingly on the midfielder.

Pogba was brought in at huge expense this summer to run games from midfield. However, his inability to do so thus far has been one of the major reasons United have run into trouble in recent days.

It isn't only Pogba who is struggling right now, however. Everyone from Wayne Rooney to Jose Mourinho is coming in for criticism from frustrated fans, and supporters will be crossing their fingers that Pogba isn't just paying lip service with his Instagram post today.

The expectation on both United and Pogba's shoulders is huge this season. Only time will tell just how well they will handle it moving forward.

The next chance they have to right the ship comes against Northampton on Wednesday - a game that could well see Pogba left out of the starting XI as Mourinho gives his squad players a run out.

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