Liverpool have experienced a woeful run of form of late, as their 1-0 home loss to Burnley in their last league game meant that they now have won only one out of their last six outings in the league.
The defending champions of England are now down to fourth on the Premier League points tally, six points behind league leaders Manchester United who have capitalized on their rivals’ recent slip up.
While Liverpool’s woes have coincided with the returning Thiago Alcantara’s patchy form, Man Utd have been boosted by Paul Pogba’s return to form as the Frenchman now has scored two goals in his last three games.
United emerged victorious in their last league outing: a 2-1 win, coming back from behind against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Paul Pogba scored the eventual winner for Man Utd, as the club’s following on Twitter sparked an online debate about who is the superior footballer between Pogba and Thiago Alcantara.
Out of the many tweets in the discussion, a certain fan voiced his opinion of the ex-Bayern Munich man having no unique attribute that he does not share with Pogba.
I’m being deadly serious when I say this Thiago doesn’t have a single attribute on Pogba not one.— ًEIIis. (@UtdEIIis) January 21, 2021
Another commented that while it is okay to think Kevin de Bruyne is better than Pogba or vice versa: it is not okay to think that Thiago is better than Pogba.
It's ok to think De bruyne is better than Pogba.— Trey (@UTDTrey) January 21, 2021
It's ok to think Pogba is better than De Bruyne.
But it's never ok to think Thiago is better than Pogba.
Thiago has not been in the best of form after recently returning from a knee injury, as he started in Liverpool’s league losses to Southampton and Burnley, either side of a goal less draw with Manchester United.
Pogba, on the other hand, is slowly finding his form after an underwhelming start to the season as he has contributed to his team’s cause with two match winners this month.
Both players will look to settle the debate when Liverpool and Man Utd go head to head with each other in Sunday’s meeting in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Check out more reactions from Manchester United fans below –
So we can all agree Pogba is clear of Thiago correct?— FergieTime
(@SSIIIIUUUUU) January 22, 2021
Because thiago played with Lewandowski and mandem they think he is on pogba's level, pogba was getting into FiF pro xi at the age of 23— alameenn✭ (@AlameenAlz) January 22, 2021
Pogba: 4 goals 2 assists Top of the league— Max
Thiago: 0 goals 0 assists 4th itl he actually makes his team worse
(@MunicMaxl) January 22, 2021
I’ll say it again..— Lew (@JustLzw) January 21, 2021
Until Thiago performs consistently in the premier league stop bringing him into conversations with Pogba. Pogba scores winning goals, Thiago watches losing goals. Levels
No way Liverpool fans were saying thiago is better than pogba because pogba doesn't play well in big games only for thiago to go invisible against Burnley— Dylan (@DylaanUTD) January 21, 2021
“Thiago this” “Thiago that” “Thiago better than Pogba” “Thiago best CM Itw”— CAMPIONES
Just an exotic Joe Allen
(@Bellachaow) January 21, 2021