The £89 million man was replaced in the second-half by youngster Scott McTominay, with United chasing a goal to rescue a draw at St. James’s Park.
It’s the second time in three Premier League matches that Pogba has been substituted by Jose Mourinho, following his lacklustre showing against Spurs ten days ago.
When he took his spot on the bench, Pogba looked like he was ready to burst into tears – and that was all the ammunition fans of rival clubs needed to stick the boot in:
MO DIAME AND JONJO SHELVEY GAVE MATIC AND POGBA A LESSON IN HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL
— ㅤً (@RiIeyAP) February 11, 2018
Pogba, who has been appalling, withdrawn. Can argue all day about where he should play but he’s not even challenging/doing his job in the defensive third.
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) February 11, 2018
Paul Pogba's career hasn't looked the same since they stopped doing 7 second vines.
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) February 11, 2018
Remember when some Man Utd supporters thought Pogba was better then De Bruyne? Yeah, don’t do that again.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) February 11, 2018
If Pogba is worth £90m, what is Diame worth? ?. #NUFC
— Scott (@ScottBarclay6) February 11, 2018
Mourinho is gonna run Pogba off before Pogba runs Mourinho off.
— ✭bendrick lamar✭ (@neatobendito86) February 11, 2018
Lmao. Shelvey did Pogba wrong.
— Cicero (@uncle_finesse) February 11, 2018
Pogba was missing and Martial missed everything
— Keith MUFC (@kb_MUFC) February 11, 2018
The only thing that pogba cares about is money
— PJ LAWLER (@PJLAWLER1) February 11, 2018
United now face a trip to Huddersfield in the FA Cup next weekend before flying out to Spain to take on Sevilla in the Champions League the following midweek.
But what do you make of the reaction to Pogba’s performance? Has he really been that bad this season?