France and Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba had a fantastic FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. However, now he has to take this game at Old Trafford where he struggled last season.
And the former midfielder, Paul Scholes claims the midfielder needs to “use his brain” to ensure he becomes one of the game’s top players.
Paul Pogba played a crucial role in the 2018 World Cup campaign for France.
Pogba made a sensational return to Old Trafford in 2016. He arrived after a successful four-year stint at Juventus for a then-record fee of €105 million (£89m). The midfielder faced widespread criticism for his early form in the Premier League.
The 25-year old has steadily found his feet since and was an important figure for Jose Mourinho’s United side throughout the 2018-19 campaign.
He made 25 league appearances despite missing part of the season with a thigh injury. Despite his success in Russia, Scholes has questioned the midfielder’s consistency at club level. He believes a settled starting XI at Old Trafford may be the key to helping the Frenchman achieve that.
Scholes told beIN Sports,
“Paul needs to find consistency, I think. You look at his game; he can be brilliant one week and not so good the next week. He seems to be a player which you get a performance out of every three to four games. If you’re going to win leagues, that’s not enough; it’s just not enough.”
The former midfielder wants Pogba to play as he used to do at Juventus.
“He needs to become that commanding player he was at Juventus. He he was part of a set structure at Juventus, he knew every week which position he was going to play. I don’t think that has helped him at United. I’d be amazed if the same team has been named twice in a row, or the same formation. There doesn’t seem to be a set way of where it’s going, and that could possibly work against him.”
Manchester United kick-off the new Premier League season with a home game against 2015-16 title winners, Leicester City on August 10.