Manchester United Football Club dropped points at the weekend, with Jose Mourinho’s men struggling on the offensive side of the ball. One man that they’d expect more from recently is Paul Pogba, with the French midfielder not really getting a grasp on games.
When someone costs £89million you expect them to be able to produce top quality performances more often than not, and it’s fair to say that the most expensive player in the world has been very hit and miss for us this campaign.
However, Paul Scholes has come out in defence of the 23-year-old midfielder and really complimented Pogba’s game as a whole. He also went on to discuss his social media activity, but added that he thinks it won’t be getting in the way of the player.
“I like the way he pulls the strings with long and accurate passes,” Scholes told German media outlet Kicker, quoted by The Express.
“But he can also calm down and control the game. Either way, he has a great influence on United’s game as a six or seven an offensive player.
“That he is so much in social media does not distract him. I know Paul as a very focussed professional, but with a problem: He has so many different celebrations, but rarely gets the chance to use it. He still has to change that.”
Praise literally cannot come any higher, particularly from a fellow central midfielder. As we all know, he’s got bags of talent and skills in his locker, I guess we just expect to see it on display week-in-week-out.
I’m sure he’ll begin to put in even better performances as he gets older and more accustomed to Jose Mourinho’s tactics and style of play. It may take time, but it is up to us to stick by him.