In the first half of the game away at The Etihad, Paul Pogba offered nothing to suggest he should he a United player. At 2 goals down, all the Frenchman was doing was showboating, which was shocking for a player of his quality.
He offered nothing and was the subject of criticism from the likes of Gary Neville, who have been very critical of him this term. In a second half performances that the great Sir Alex Ferguson would have been proud of, United came back roaring and Pogba was at the forefront of it.
In the second half minutes, United had clawed the game back to 2-2, courtesy of a brace from the man himself. The 25-year-old has been criticised for his workrate by legendary United player, Paul Scholes but if he can continues to play in the manner he did in the second half, he can reach the heights expected of him when United shelled out £89m for his services back in 2016 from Juventus. The fact that he has tough love from Jose Mourinho will make him better.
The Manchester United news at the beginning of the year was mostly about a rift between both men, though the Portuguese manager has consistently denied such allegations. Pogba is still young, and will get better but he must cut out his propensity to impress.
He must also learn to influence matches from his position and perhaps playing further forward is a pointer to his best position. United came out roaring in the second half, not content to be the set of players that will go down as the Manchester United players that allowed City to win the league by beating us.
Manchester United are building a project for the future, and central to it will be Pogba, who is being groomed to be a club captain. Under Mourinho, United seem to be heading in the right direction and Pogba will only get better. He must add consistency to his undoubted quality.