Paul Ince believes the struggles of Paul Pogba at Manchester United are because the Frenchman’s teammates ‘aren’t good enough’.
Pogba has enjoyed a productive season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, scoring 13 goals and providing 9 assists, but has often been criticised for failing to produce his top form on a consistent basis.
Ince, who won two league titles during a six-year spell at Old Trafford, believes the 26-year-old’s task is made more difficult by the calibre of players alongside him.
“People will talk about Paul Pogba and say he should’ve done more. But there’s only so much he can do when he’s surrounded by the kind of players he is,” Paul Ince told Paddy Power News.
“If he was surrounded by class players, you’d get to see the real Pogba. I was fortunate enough to play with the likes of Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona – world class players – and they make everyone play better.
“United can’t just rely on Pogba and expect that he will do everything, people have to pull their weight and be great around him.
“Pogba needs and deserves to be in a team full of top players, and I don’t believe that’s Man United at the minute. When they’re in the Champions League you realise that a lot of their players just aren’t good enough.
“You look at Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard when they’re playing lower opposition and they look great – but the fact is they’re miles behind the top players.
“And when you’ve not got many players at the top of their game, consistently brilliant, you will keep getting results like we saw last night. They’re being found out.”