Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the club’s world record signing Paul Pogba has struggled so far, and has described his performances as ‘all over the place’.
The 23-year old put in yet another lethargic display as United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday, and Scholes, who has been scathing on his assessment of the club since he quit, believes Pogba is yet to give his best but is however confident it will come.
“It’s been a little bit of a struggle for him so far,” Scholes said on BT Sport. “Tonight, again, wasn’t his best performance. I think it will come. It’s still very early days.
“I don’t really know what position he’s playing at the minute. Has he got a position? Has he been told to play where he wants?
“He seems to be a little all over the place at times. I think he’s trying to do too much on the ball.
“He’s trying to beat three or four players. He’s running with the ball. He should keep it simple for now.
“That’s not the player Manchester United bought. They didn’t buy a Lionel Messi to go and beat five players and stick it in the top corner all the time. They bought a powerful, strong midfield player who can take the ball. He’s got skill, he can pass it forward, he can run.”