Manchester United were robbed of the three points late on once again in a tough game at Goodison Park after another draw saw the Red Devils move 13 points off of top spot.
The first half was a half of little quality, but it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic who gave United the lead just before the break. Stekelenburg needlessly rushed off his line, the Swede produced a spectacular finish to fire United ahead going into half-time.
United attempted to close the game out in the second half, and came very close to going two goals to the good when Ander Herrera rattled a shot off the crossbar. However, with just a couple of minutes left of normal time, substitute Marouane Fellaini brought down Idrissa Gueye in the box, and Michael Oliver pointed to the spot. David De Gea nearly got a hand to Leighton Baines’ penalty, but couldn’t keep it out as United dropped points late on again.
Paul Pogba disappointed for Manchester United once again as he tries to prove himself and live up to that massive £89m price tag. He failed to create many big chances for Jose Mourinho’s side and many were left wanting more yet again from the Frenchman.
The 23-year-old created three chances, had two shots and won a very disappointing 25% of his tackles as well as just 33% of his aerial duels. Here is how United fans reacted to Paul Pogba’s latest performance.
This probably has to be Pogba’s worst performance today.
— ㅤ (@PogbaIling) 4 December 2016
Pogba has been wasteful
— Jason Price (@JasonPrice86) 4 December 2016
— Connor Eccott (@CJEccott) 4 December 2016
The weak link, Pogba. Way off his game. I’d sub Mata for him in the second half
— Nidal Saab (@NidalSb) 4 December 2016
Pogba is actually a liability all the guy offers is a couple of stepovers, backing out of challenges & constantly giving away the ball
— JF (@J10Fitzpatrick) 4 December 2016
Pogba been awful….passing has been terrible and lost the ball time and again way too easily
— Andy Kibble (@akibble83) 4 December 2016
United drop points in late stages once again in the Premier League, leaving Jose Mourinho furious. If they are to make a push for the top four this season, United must learn to close out games much better than they are now.