Paul Pogba didn’t choose the most auspicious of times to introduce his emoji to the world.
The Frenchman is a one-man social media mogul, and has taken over Twitter with his viral videos and hairstyles.
Now that he’s come back into form of late, it seems his marketing team have seen fit to cash in on his marketability, and introduced a Pogba hashtag/emoji to Twitter, which met with mixed opinions.
Ian Wright not impressed
Because if you’ve just introduced your own personalized emoji, then you need to at least back it up with a half decent performance in your next game.
And Pogba didn’t even manage that much today: in short, he had a stinker.
The ex-Juve man gave away the penalty from which Liverpool scored, and from that point on seemed to completely lose his head.
He almost cost United a second goal after sloppily losing possession on the halfway line in the 2nd half, and seemed to completely forget how to mark people on corners.
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) January 15, 2017
Pogba's game by numbers vs. Liverpool:
0 chances created
1 penalty conceded
71% pass accuracy
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 15, 2017
The new #Pogba imoji
— Paul Kiely (@Paulkiely11) January 15, 2017
Just asked Pogba if the hashtag #Pogba being on the advertising hoardings most of the game put him off. He said no. I said are you sure?
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) January 15, 2017
Nah, I hope to never see Pogba play like that in his life again
— Bae Apparels (@RealMrLevi) January 15, 2017
Pogba isn't fit to lace Granit Xhaka's boots.
— Jack (@politicojac) January 15, 2017
— Adam James (@adamjames2011) January 15, 2017
2014 Tom Cleverly > Paul Pogba
— dom (@98DLaw) January 15, 2017
Pogba's ghosted against City home, Chelsea away, Liverpool away, Liverpool home. They paid 89mil for him to turn up against teams like hull.
— ㅤ (@SimplyCosta) January 15, 2017
Alexander Arnold looked a lot more expensive than Paul Pogba. #MUNLIV
— Jim Beglin (@jimbeglin) January 15, 2017
Another look at Pogba's defending for the penalty. https://t.co/zhl5N19iNE
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) January 15, 2017
12 men Liverpool can't even beat this 10 men Man United. Pogba was by far the best Liverpool player tonight. £89m well spent!!
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 15, 2017