Paul Scholes Blast Paul Pogba Following Poor Form

Ex-United stars Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have expressed their disappointment with Paul Pogba’s performance in the United 2-2 draw with Atalanta. According to the United legends, they said the Frenchman “will be doing the same stupid stuff” at 35.

Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand Condemns Pogba’s Performance

Manchester United trailed twice in Bergamo but came back to earn a point in the Champions League group-stage clash, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in the game. It was far from a vintage display from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, with Pogba’s performance under the microscope after an ineffective display against the Serie A side.

Paul Scholes Blast Paul Pogba Following Poor Form

Paul Scholes said: “He needs somebody talking to him all the time, someone there who he totally respects and is experienced.” He also said: “He is a really experienced player, but he will get to 35 and will be doing the same stupid stuff, stud-rolling the ball, and people know it. “The biggest thing with the player is his concentration – he goes away with the fairies sometimes.”

“At Juventus he was excellent, and that’s why we signed him, but you look at [players around him] – [Andrea] Pirlo, [Giorgio] Chiellini, [Gianluigi] Buffon, an aggressive manager, telling him all the time and he will need that kind of treatment until he is 35.”

Paul Scholes Blast Paul Pogba Following Poor Form

“I thought he (Pogba) took liberties a few times. He was a bit sloppy,” Ferdinand added. “Sometimes you just need to be told ‘sharpen up, play one or two touches’. “He needs to be telling himself that he didn’t do well enough. There are not those [critical] conversations going on in our changing room.”
“There’s not a player in the world that starts every game perfectly.”

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