Gary Neville laid into Paul Pogba after Manchester United’s chastening 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Nou Camp last night, accusing the France international of ‘playing for himself.’
While it would be completely unfair to solely blame Pogba for Manchester United‘s poor performance against Barca, it did though however feel like yet another big game that passed the £89 million man by.
Pogba was widely reported to have had a strained relationship with former United boss Jose Mourinho, and the 26-year-old had shown his best form since returning to the club in 2016 from Juventus after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in December.
However, Pogba’s form has nosedived in recent weeks amid reports linking him to Real Madrid and Neville believes he has now regressed to the level he showed during Mourinho’s tenure at Old Trafford.
“Pogba’s now playing how he was pre-Ole’s arrival,” Neville told BEIN SPORTS.
“I thought he was really poor, rolling his foot over the ball all the time, playing for himself, not popping it off and moving, didn’t look interested at times.
“But he’s a great player, and can be a great player, he just needs to get that focus back.”