Former France international Christophe Dugarry has claimed that Manchester United are not seeing the best of their record signing Paul Pogba due to the player being more interested in self-marketing then concentrating on fulfilling his undoubted potential on the pitch.
Pogba has struggled badly for form in recent months for his club and has found himself benched by United manager Jose Mourinho for a lot of his sides biggest games.
Dugarry, who was part of the France team that won World Cup 1998 and the European Championships in 2000, has become exasperated by the 25-year-old’s flash lifestyle and obsession with posting on social media.
He does however rate Pogba extremely highly but feels the player has become too immersed in off the field distractions and has lost some of the edge that made United pay Juventus a then world-record £89 million to bring him back to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016.
‘He’s an alien, a player out of the ordinary, but he annoys me, because I know he’s capable of doing a hundred times more,’ Dugarry told RMC.
‘He’s a genius, but when is he going to realise it?’
‘When he started becoming a marketing player, he lost that rage he had at Juventus.’
This is not the first time Dugarry has had a pop at the United midfielder for his lifestyle, he heavily criticised Pogba and his international team-mate Antoine Griezmann for releasing a documentary after France’s recent 3-2 defeat to Colombia.