Wayne Rooney insists Paul Pogba must take responsibility for his own performances at Manchester United.
Red Devil’s all-time highest goalscorer Wayne Rooney insists that only Paul Pogba is responsible for his form at Manchester United and not manager Jose Mourinho. Despite his obvious talent and the flashes of excellence, Pogba has been unable to meet expectations since his then-world record £89million move from Juventus.
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Pogba has skippered United in their first two matches but turned in a below-par Performance in last weekend’s defeat to Brighton. His performance was not up to the mark as expected from him. His form was a long way from the one seen in Russia where he took France to next level.
“He is a fantastic player but he has to do it for himself,” he 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.”
Rooney also believes that Pogba isn’t helped by the fanfare that surrounds him, which is built up by his agent, Mino Raiola. The England striker further added said: “Surrounding him is a lot of publicity. If Jose can get the best out of Paul this season, that will be a huge plus for United and a step in the right direction of winning the title.”
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On the other hand, Mourinho refused to elaborate on Pogba’s comments that his attitude ‘was not right’ during last Sunday’s 3-2 defeat away at Brighton. He faced criticism in the past for not managing to get Pogba to replicate his performances for the France national team.
Pogba responded to the result at the Amex Stadium by bemoaning his side’s attitude and suggesting the Old Trafford outfit had not sufficiently prepared for the encounter.
This conflict between the manager and the player has left the dressing room divided. This is evident in their performances on the pitch. It’s high time that professionals as such these two sort out their differences and work together for the betterment of the team. United are back in action against Tottenham on Monday with pressure starting to increase on boss Mourinho. It is unclear if Pogba will captain United, who could welcome back Alexis Sanchez, Nemanja Matic, and Antonio Valencia.
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