Paul Pogba: I was a bit disappointed with Manchester United’s performance vs Manchester City

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has admitted he was rather disappointed following the comeback win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho’s men secured the most unlikeliest of wins having trailed 2-0 at half time with many neutrals writing them off completely.

However, United fired back in the second half with Pogba grabbing a brace and Chris Smalling smashing in the all important winner to deny City their title win.

The Frenchman was key to the second half fight but does feel that there was more that could’ve been done in terms of controlling the match.

The Red Devils did match up to the Sky Blues for the first 25 minutes but saw things completely fall apart after some silly defensive errors.

According to ESPN, Paul said to MUTV: “It obviously feels great to score two goals but it’s an even better feeling to win against Manchester City and not let them win today against us in their own stadium.

“I feel very happy but there is one side of me that is disappointed too because, with a performance like we had in the second half, if we had done this all season, I think we would be fighting for the title with City or we’d be just in front of them but this is football.

“It happens. And we have to carry on like this, we’re learning. It was a great second-half performance. If we had played like this all season, we would be in the top of the league.”

There’s certainly truth to the former Juventus man’s words and the club certainly could’ve been more consistent within matches and within the season overall.

Manchester United and Paul Pogba both started the season fantastically well, going head to head with Manchester City but soon fell behind.

Some of the draws and losses could’ve been avoided but there’s definitely proof that the squad still needs some more work to be a true Jose Mourinho side.

Despite the turnover in players, there’s still a shocking amount of deadwood in the United squad with the Portuguese manager seemingly hinted that it’s the defence that needs work.

There would be no denying that statement though the midfield could do with some added depth, particularly with a player who’s in a similar mould to Pogba such as Andreas Pereira.

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