Roy Keane sends ‘simple’ Man United advice to Paul Pogba

The former Manchester United captain has some simple advice for France star Paul Pogba

Manchester United captain Roy Keane Photo: Screen grab

Roy Keane has urged Paul Pogba to keep his game simple in order to thrive at Manchester United.

The France international was unable to produce consistent performances in the 2017-18 Premier League season following an injury-hit campaign.

Pogba made a promising start to the season with two goals and two assists in their opening four games before the club record signing succumbed to a hamstring problem in September to keep the France star sidelined until November.

Mourinho was critical of Pogba’s performances in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic in the second half of the Premier League campaign as the flamboyant midfielder struggled to fulfill his defensive duties.

The Manchester United manager hit out at Pogba in the media to fuel transfer speculation linking the Frenchman with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Pogba showed glimpses of his brilliance, notably a man of the match performance with two goals in a 3-2 win at Manchester City in the derby.

Former Manchester United captain Keane believes Pogba needs to prioritise getting the basics right before introducing flair to his performances.

“He certainly needs to define his role of what he’s doing at Man United,” Keane told ITV Sport.

“You don’t know whether he’s getting involved to much in the build-up play, because I still think his strengths are getting in that box.

“When he gets in there he’s a huge player and an affective player. But we are expecting a lot more from him.

“Keep the game simple, keep it simple. Don’t try and do something that’s not on. Keep it simple and he will mature over the next year or two.”

Manchester United re-signed Pogba in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Sir Alex Ferguson oversaw the sale of Pogba to Juventus in an £800,000 deal in 2012.

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