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Rooney urges Pogba to ‘prove’ himself at Manchester United

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has insisted that Paul Pogba must push himself to prove that he has what it takes to be successful at Old Trafford.

Pogba rejoined Manchester United from Serie A side Juventus in the summer of 2016 for a then World Record fee of £89 million.

However, despite showing flashes of brilliance at times, the 25-year-old has struggled to deliver his best consistently at Old Trafford and is a divisive figure amongst the Red Devils support.

Pogba starred this summer for his Country as France won the World Cup in Russia, which led to many pundits suggesting that it was up United manager Jose Mourinho to start to get more out of the talented midfielder at club level, but Rooney reckons it is down to Pogba himself.

“He is a fantastic player but he has to do it for himself,” Rooney told CNN World Sport.

“If they’re going to win the title, he’ll be the main player in terms of them doing that.

“You hear a lot of people saying Jose Mourinho needs to get the best out of him but he needs to do it for himself and prove he’s at that level to help Man United.”

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