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Thierry Henry questions Paul Pogba's mentality after West Brom defeat

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Dan Burke

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry fears Paul Pogba may never be able to perform at a consistently high level after the midfielder put in an underwhelming display in Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Last weekend, Pogba’s two goals inspired a remarkable second half comeback as United managed to overcome Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

But a week later, the Frenchman was substituted just before the hour mark as the Red Devils handed the Premier League title to City with a shock home defeat at the hands of bottom club West Brom.

And according to Henry, Pogba’s anonymous showing at Old Trafford once again raises serious questions about the most expensive player in English football’s pedigree at the very top level.

“As soon as the game started, something was weird — the atmosphere of the stadium, the team — it’s so weird from what we saw from that team a week ago,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“The commitment, the desire, and I asked if Pogba can do that all the time, the way he played against City. The answer is nope.

“[Mourinho] was trying to calm the players down and he has experience. He saw that result way before we saw it. He had a feeling that he needed to speak to the players during the week.

“He told them be careful it is going to be different against West Brom and I go back to Pogba: why didn’t you and the rest of the team do what you did against City all season?

“West Brom outworked them; they wanted to go out and hurt them. After 10 minutes, I turned and there was a weird atmosphere and I could only see West Brom scoring.”

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