Former Manchester United star Paul Ince believes that the arrival of Alexis Sanchez is responsible for Paul Pogba's sudden loss of form for the Red Devils.
Sanchez finally arrived at Old Trafford from Arsenal at the end of January, in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to north London.
Pogba in particular has looked a shadow of his usual self in recent matches, and Ince is certain that sharing the spotlight with Alexis is harming his game.
“Since Sanchez joined the club, Pogba’s confidence and mood seems to have gone in the opposite direction to earlier in the season,” the former England midfielder wrote for Paddy Power.
“He looks like a totally different player.
“It’s probably due to the fact that, pre-Sanchez, he was the main man. He was the kingpin and the one everyone was talking about.
"But the arrival of Sanchez has taken the shine off him. What I would say is, at United, you’re all main men. You should all perform like that, too.
“Looking at the Newcastle game, you could see from his body language that he’s fed up. Whatever it is, it’s a problem that needs addressing.”
United remain in second place in the Premier League despite their rocky run of results, albeit 16 points shy of leaders Man City.