Paul Pogba has game to forget against Bulgaria

Published Add your comment

Football News

Paul Pogba may well be the most expensive player in world football, but he's had to endure a fairly tricky last couple of months. 

The dynamic midfielder, who joined Manchester United from Italian giants Juventus for £89 million this past summer, has failed to really get going on English soil this season. 

Scoring just one goal so far for the Red Devils, Pogba has flattered to deceive more often than not. 


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

You would have thought, then, that he would have welcomed the opportunity to link up with France for their World Cup qualifying fixtures. 

On Friday, though, as France overcame Bulgaria by four goals to one, Pogba once again put in a below-par display. 

Deschamps speaks out 

In fact, following the clash, France manager Didier Deschamps criticised the midfielder, insisting that he 'must do better'. 

“He can and must do better,” Deschamps said of Pogba, as per the Mirror.

“When he has a defensive role like that, that's not the best for him.

"This is more a construction part, protection as compared to the central hinge. He has everything to do it. He did some good things, some others less good.”

But just how bad was Pogba against Bulgaria? Well, his individual highlights from the international game have now emerged...

As you can see below, the United star failed to truly stamp his mark on the game and rarely made an attempt to roam forward. 

Ultimately, though, one moment, in particular, summed up his display against Bulgaria. If you skip to 42 seconds in the video, you will painfully watch a rather horrendous shot from the Frenchman. 

See it here: 

Netherlands showdown 

Despite the difficult period, it would be foolish to write him off at this stage. In fact, Pogba will be handed a shot at redemption when Deschamps' side take on Netherlands on Monday night.

With France and Netherlands currently leading the way at the top of Group A World Cup qualifying - both teams have four points from two games - it should be a fine showdown in Amsterdam. It will just be interesting to see which Pogba shows up. 

When do you expect Pogba to find his best form? Have your say below! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Premier League
Manchester United
Ryan Giggs
Jose Mourinho

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again