Neville sets goal target for Man United midfielder: This would be a good return

Phil Neville believes Paul Pogba needs to score 12 or 13 goals in his first season at Manchester United

Paul Pogba needs to score 12 or 13 goals to deem his first season at Manchester United a success, according to Phil Neville.

The France international came off the bench to equalise in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Hull City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday night.

Pogba finished from close range to cancel out Tom Huddlestone’s confident penalty before Oumar Niasse netted a late winner, although Manchester United reached the EFL Cup final thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win.

The £89m summer signing’s effort was his seventh goal of the 2016-17 season in all competitions as the France international continues to find his feet at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.

Asked on Sky Sports whether Pogba has scored enough goals so far this term, ex-defender Neville said:

“No – but he has seven goals and there are lots of games to play. He could finish the season with 12 or 13 goals which is not a bad return for his first season.”

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Pogba moved to Manchester United in a world-record £89m deal from Serie A champions Juventus in the summer transfer window.

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