Paul Pogba in focus

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has found himself under scrutiny early in the season.

Football Paradise looks at how the French World Cup winner fared in the 3-0 defeat at home to Tottenham.

Passing

Paul Pogba's passing was too inconsistent against Tottenham.
Paul Pogba’s passing was too inconsistent against Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

One raking, left-footed crossfield effort straight to the feet of Luke Shaw was the highlight of the first half but he also played one free-kick 20 yards square straight to Lucas Moura 10 yards inside the United half. He did not do enough to open up Tottenham when United were dominating possession.

Influence

Pogba struggled to impose himself on the game.
Pogba struggled to impose himself on the game (Gareth Fuller/PA)

He was a peripheral figure for the opening 20 minutes but gradually found a way into the game and started to gain control in midfield. However, when the game began to get away from the hosts the Frenchman had no response.

Threat

Pogba struggled to impose himself on the game.
Pogba struggled to impose himself on the game (Gareth Fuller/PA)

He forced Hugo Lloris into the first save of the match with a low, 20-yard effort and clipped another long-range effort wide early in the second half. He got forward more in the second half but could not carve out a decent chance.

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