Ian Wright sends warning to Man United midfielder Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba still has a lot to prove at Manchester United, according to Ian Wright
Ian Wright has urged Paul Pogba to start contributing to Manchester United at the same level he has with his national side.
Pogba played a starring role in France’s successful quest for glory at the summer’s World Cup in Russia but has yet to consistently do so during his time at Old Trafford.
Wright has been impressed with his better performances for both club and country but drew attention to Pogba’s lack of consistency at United.
“He’s a great player, and he’s a World Cup winner,” he said to Sky Sports.
“He has come back and has proven that he is that guy.
“But if Paul Pogba left in January, and we looked back at his Premier League CV, would you say he has been brilliant here?
“He still has a lot to prove! I think he’s fantastic, that picture of him dabbing with the World Cup is brilliant, it’s going to be iconic, but at the same time, in the Premier League he hasn’t done it properly, consistently enough yet.”
Pogba initially joined United in 2009 from Le Havre and after excelling in Red Devils’ academy he was promoted to the first-team in 2011.
However, he only appeared three times in the league for United and seemed to fall foul of Sir Alex Ferguson’s methods of dealing with players with what he deemed to be attitude problems.
He joined Juventus in 2012 and formed an iconic midfield triumvirate with Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal, where he developed into a truly world-class talent.
He returned to United in a then-world record deal worth a reported £89m, but at no stage has he been able to consistently reproduce the form that got him the move.
After winning the World Cup with France, United fans were hopeful that they would get to see the complete Paul Pogba, but even by his own admission, he has not performed as he should so far this season.