Paul Pogba Has Been Advised To Watch Videos Of Paul Scholes To Improve His Game
It was another frustrating night for Paul Pogba and his Manchester United teammates as they fell to a disappointing Champions League defeat against Valencia.
It wasn’t exactly a great performance in Spain from Jose Mourinho’s side, and a spectacular miss from Paul Pogba summed up their night. The French midfielder somehow knocked it wide from yards.
Thankfully for him it was called offside but it was just one of a number of mistakes Pogba made throughout the night.
After the full-time whistle, BT pundit Michael Owen was far from complimentary about his performance.
“I’m of the opinion that he is totally world-class playing in a certain team in a certain way,” he told BT Sport.
“I get very frustrated watching him because I know he’s better than what we see week in week out. I’m almost siding with him because I don’t think the way the team plays or the way the manager manages him is conducive to getting the best out of him.”
Owen went on to give Pogba a piece of advice – watch ‘loads’ of Paul Scholes videos. Just look at the way he plays and imitate his game:
“I think the manager has to take some of the blame – the system, the way he plays.
“I remember when he first signed they were trying all kinds of midfielders in and around him trying to get the best out of him.
“I feel sorry for him from that point of view but, as a player, it is frustrating when you watch him because he still looks like a 16 or 17-year-old learning the game.
“I think he could do a lot worse than just going to watch a load of videos of Paul Scholes – see when to play one touch, see when to take loads of touches, when to beat players…
“I think he makes so many bad decisions in games, which is frustrating because if he was playing as he should… if he was playing under a Guardiola or a Klopp or someone like that I think we’d be looking at certainly one of the best few players in the world, but at the moment we can’t say that.”
“He could do a lot worse than just go and watch a lot of Paul Scholes videos.”
“If he was playing under Guardiola or Klopp, we’d be looking at one of the best in the world.”
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Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.
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