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The Clips And Fan Reaction That Sum Up Paul Pogba’s Ineffective Man United Derby Display

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Pogba of Manchester United competes with Fernandinho of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

It was generally a day to forget for most of Manchester United’s players earlier this afternoon.

José Mourinho’s side lost 2-1 to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Old Trafford in what was generally considered to be a brilliant, hotly-contested derby between two of England’s biggest clubs.

However, City were far superior for large parts of the game, particularly in midfield where the trio of Fernandinho, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne ran the show.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City shoots past Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

To that end, the Man United pairing of Marouane Fellaini an Paul Pogba were overrun during what was a horrendous first half for the home side.

Pogba in particular underperformed, losing his positional discipline on more than one occasion as the opposition threatened to run riot.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Pogba of Manchester United is challenged by John Stones of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

As the various clips below show, this was not the performance of an £89m player. Though he was by no means the worst player on the pitch (hello Jesse Lingard), there was enough evidence to show today that despite the fanfare that greeted his arrival, Pogba is still some way from being the finished article.

Cases in point:

A lot of Man United fans, needless to say, were not impressed with their record signing’s display today:

While for many who are not fans of the club, it was the perfect time to engage in a major spot of schadenfreude:

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