Manchester United Football Club have been much-improved this season under Jose Mourinho, with the Red Devils sitting in second place in the league table.
A large part of that is due to the scintillating form from Paul Pogba, who himself has taken his game up a level from last term.
The Frenchman is a sheer genius when it comes to carving out opportunities, and you know he’s always good for a goal, too.
One of his former teammates, now pundit, Paul Scholes has been speaking out on the 24-year-old, and although he had praise aplenty for the former Juventus man, Scholes admitted that there is one key area in which he can improve; mentally.
“Paul Pogba can be this box-to-box midfielder, although he can do a lot better, especially score more goals.” Scholes told SoFoot, per the Daily Mirror.
“He has a big range of attributes. He is fast, his passing game is exceptional. I am sure he will cross these levels.”
“Mentally, he still has a lot of room to improve to become more consistent. He should especially try not to do so many complicated things.”
“He has a high price-tag [£89m] and maybe that gives him the feeling that he has to show off his talent.”
The mental game certainly comes with experience, and that’s why Mourinho loves older players. They can be trusted more, they use the years of experience they’ve had to their advantage and that’s why older players tend to play better.
With time, it’ll undoubtedly come for Pogba, but it’s scary how good he already is. That consistency in his performances will improve, I have complete faith in him to do that, and I still stand by my view that he’s the best player in the Premier League even without those mental attributes.