Paul Pogba is too often scapegoated for poor collective Manchester United performances, believes Robbie Savage.
Pogba came off just after the hour mark in United’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
The Frenchman again looked off the pace and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will surely consider replacing him for bright new signing Donny van de Beek in the next Premier League game against Tottenham.
But while Savage acknowledges Pogba hasn’t been at his best so far this season, he is frustrated that he seems to be the player singled out for the most criticism.
United were defensively horrendous against Brighton, and were saved from embarrassment by the post on several occasions.
Solskjaer’s requirement for a new central defender is glaringly obvious and Savage cannot envisage the club progressing without a new addition in the key area of weakness.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was particularly poor and Savage also noted that United’s full-backs must do more in the final third.
Listen to Savage’s thoughts below, courtesy of BT Sport:
"Lots of players didn't have a good game, but everyone always alludes to Paul Pogba."
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 27, 2020