Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes that Paul Pogba will be key in helping the club win the Premier League title.
However, the now DC United player admitted that the Frenchman must improve after a tricky two seasons since his return to Old Trafford.
Pogba key to United’s title hopes, says Rooney
Wayne Rooney has told Paul Pogba that now is the time to step up for Manchester United.
The 26-year-old has received much criticism for his recent performances for the Red Devils.
Jose Mourinho’s management of the midfielder has also been criticised.
However, Rooney claims that Pogba must now improve his own game.
Rooney and Pogba were teammates together at Old Trafford between 2011 and 2012 before the World Cup winner was let go to Juventus.
Rooney told CNN World Sport via Metro Sport:
“He is a fantastic player but he has to do it for himself.
“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.”
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United face a tough challenge on Monday as Tottenham Hotspur arrive at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho is facing many critics over this bank holiday weekend
Following his manic summer, his side were defeated by Brighton and Hove Albion last Sunday.
The fixture now becomes a must-not-lose situation for the Portuguese manager to avoid further speculation over his position at the club.
Meanwhile, Spurs have won their opening two fixtures for the first time since Mauricio Pochettino’s first season in charge.
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