Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged the club’s record-signing Paul Pogba to stop over complicating things in order to prove himself a world-class player.
The 43-year-old, who of course knows a thing or two about being a top-class central midfielder said:
“Paul Pogba can be this box-to-box midfielder, although he can do a lot better, especially score more goals,” said Scholes.
“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.
“But he doesn’t have the ability to dribble past three or four players before hitting it in the top corner. He will never be this type of player and sometimes he tries too much to do things that do not match his qualities.
“If he starts to try to dribble by players, he is no longer himself.”
Despite coming in for heavy criticism from certain pundits since his return to Old Trafford from Juventus, Pogba has proven himself to be crucial to the success of Jose Mourinho’s team.
When the talented Frenchman doesn’t play United tend to look pedestrian and play without a creative spark, in fact it was October 2016 when the Red Devil’s last lost a Premier League game with him in the starting XI.
Of course, that is not to say it has been all roses since Pogba’s record breaking move the summer before last, but at 24 the signs this season have pointed towards him growing into the type of player he has long been tipped to become.