Wayne Rooney sends honest message to Paul Pogba at Man United

Wayne Rooney has a blunt message for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Wayne Rooney has told Paul Pogba that he is the only person responsible for stepping his game up at Manchester United.

The French midfielder has come under criticism for failing to produce consistent displays for the Red Devils in recent months and his below-par display contributed to Manchester United’s 3-2 loss to Brighton last weekend.

Pogba earned huge amounts of praise for his strong performances for France at this summer’s World Cup in Russia as he helped his country win the tournament.

The midfielder will be hoping to produce some consistent displays for the Red Devils this season as he looks to try and help Jose Mourinho’s men challenge for the top-flight title this term.

Much has been made about Mourinho’s management of Pogba, but former Manchester United captain Rooney feels that it is ultimately the player himself who is responsible for his own form.

Speaking in an interview with CNN World Sport, Rooney said: “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 will look to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Monday night when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge back in 2013.

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