Liverpool rival Jordan Henderson has mission impossible, filling the boots of Steven Gerrard, while United have not had a midfield general of world class since Roy Keane was in his pomp.
At least Henderson is making a decent fist of it. You never saw Keane wear gloves, yet Pogba was the only outfield player on either team sporting them on a mild evening in October.
It wasn’t a good sign. Against Jurgen Klopp’s men Pogba started in a more advanced role, off the shoulder of lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Henderson took the ball off him within the opening minute. He gave it away with his next two touches too. What happened to keeping the ball to take the sting out of the game?
Wearing white boots with silver trim, Pogba resembled a top of the range Ferrari that couldn’t get out of second gear.