Paul Scholes: Man United midfielder wants to ‘shut up’ his critics

Paul Scholes reckons that Paul Pogba will be desperate to silence his Man United critics this season

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Scholes believes that Paul Pogba will be desperate to play for Manchester United and silence some of his critics.

The French midfielder missed the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday due to illness and it remains to be seen whether he will be ready for the trip to Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Pogba has come in for some criticism for his recent displays for Jose Mourinho’s team.

Indeed, the midfielder was substituted immediately after Manchester United conceded against Newcastle United in the Premier League earlier this month.

It is not yet clear how long Pogba will be out for, and former midfielder Scholes reckons that he will be chomping at the bit to get back into top form for the Red Devils.

Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes said: “On the one hand, it was good for him to sit back and watch, without the pressure of playing a game.

“On the other hand, especially from his point of view, he’ll want to go out there and shut a few people up with his performances.

“He hasn’t been great the last few weeks – we know that. He hasn’t been quite good enough.”

The Red Devils now switch their attentions towards the first leg of their last 16 Champions League clash against Sevilla in Spain on Wednesday night.

Manchester United, who are currently in second place in the Premier League table in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge, have been drawn against Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

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