Pogba Suffers an Embarrassing Evening in Anderlecht During Europa League Quarter-Final Tie

Michael King
90Min

​Much has been made about Paul Pogba living up to his humongous transfer fee. Some say he has and unfortunately many say he hasn't.

Well, as reported by Give Me Sport, Pogba suffered a couple of embarrassing moment during Manchester United's draw against Belgian side Anderlecht in the Europa League Quarter Final last night.


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The first example was a few minutes from time when Pogba turned on the edge of the box, shaped himself to shoot towards goal, but ended up ballooning his effort high and wide to the delight of the Anderlecht fans.

This effort summed up United's evening where despite showing dominance on the ball, the Red Devils only amounted seven shots on target which barely tested 'keeper Ruben Martinez in the Anderlecht goal.

United did take the lead through Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the 36th minutes, but were pegged back in the 86th minute when Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker smashed his header home.


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Despite having a solid game in midfield Pogba's evening at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, his evening will be remembered for aforementioned his late effort and a moment, again towards the end, where he managed to get stuck under his own legs and fell over trying to retrieve the ball.

In the video below, Pogba did well initially to disposes Kara Mbodji but then tripped, spun around twice, only to fall over and see Mbodji with the ball breezing past him.


Before Thursday's match Pogba spoke to Manchester United's official site about his transfer fee and what people expected from him:

"I think people are looking at me and judging me for not scoring goals, but that's football.

"They want me to score goals because of the mountain of the transfer. My job is to be a midfielder, to make assists. The transfer is something else, the pitch is something else. I'm doing a job.


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"When I pass to people and they don't score, it can happen. People want me to score because of the transfer fee, but I don’t think about that. If I can make the team win, I will do it.

"If I was scoring the goals that had hit the crossbar, I don't think people would be saying this."

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