The World Cup champions started their group stage campaign with a slender win over the Germans, but they were the better side over 90 minutes.
Pogba was lively in the opening half for Les Bleus. He delivered a superb cross-field ball for Lucas Hernandez, which led to the own goal from Mats Hummels.
He also made two tackles, three interceptions and won 13 ground and aerial duels. He was adjudged the man of the match by the sponsors.
Some United fans reacted to Pogba’s performance on Twitter, suggesting that a new defensive midfielder could support the Frenchman at the club.
So why can't Pogba play like this when he comes to Manchester United?
— KOJO BANKZ 🇬🇭 (@KoJo_Bankz99) June 15, 2021
This is exactly why Manchester United needs to sign a CDM this summer that will let Pogba drift further up the pitch with Bruno Fernandes https://t.co/H4ziXLALaY
— Christopher Williams (@ByChrisWilliams) June 15, 2021
You watch Pogba for France and wonder if it’s the same pogba at Manchester United 😭
— MAiSHA🦋✨ (@LynMaisha) June 15, 2021
I need this Pogba at United!
Imagine it next season 🙂
— Anish Paudel (@Anish_25Pa) June 15, 2021
WHY can’t @paulpogba play at this level for us? he’s been brilliant when playing for France in international competition, but man it would be HUGE to our title and 🏆 chances if we got this Pogba consistently #Euro2020 #MUFC #FRA
— #LeafsForever (@BeLEAFingWithJB) June 15, 2021
If we got a proper DM I guarantee we would see this from Pogba most weeks
— 💯 ™ (@Prime_Utd) June 15, 2021
Pogba was far from perfect against Germany with a passing success rate of just 77 percent, but he looked likely with good link-up play with the forwards.
He was a little slow with his distribution on the night. Les Bleus had two goals chalked off in the second half as Kylian Mbappe was caught offside.
Pogba has been a quality signing for United, but there has been criticism from some fans over his lack of consistency over a period of games.
He tends to bring the best out of him for the national side, and much of the credit should go to the presence of N’Golo Kante alongside him.
United are unlikely to prise away the Chelsea star this summer but may look for another elite defensive midfielder to play alongside Pogba.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com and Sofascore.com