Bryan Robson sends message to Man United fans about Paul Pogba
The former Man United captain believes Paul Pogba needs to feel loved to produce his best performances at Old Trafford
Bryan Robson has highlighted that Paul Pogba needs to “feel loved” to excel in the Manchester United team.
The France international has rekindled his top form over the past few weeks to help Manchester United win their opening six games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils were 1-0 winners at third-placed Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last weekend thanks to Marcus Rashford’s 44th-minute winner.
Pogba produced a magnificent ball to release Rashford before the England international placed a finish past Tottenham number one Hugo Lloris.
The World Cup winner has now scored four times and has made four assists in six Premier League games since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager endured a contentious relationship with Pogba and the France star found himself out of favour in the final weeks of Mourinho’s reign.
Solskjaer worked with Pogba during his stint working with the Manchester United reserves before the former striker went on to take charge of Molde.
Former Manchester United captain Robson believes Pogba is looking like a world-class player again following support from interim Red Devils boss Solskjaer.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knew Paul from working as United’s reserve-team coach years ago and quickly identified that for all the front and bravado, if you like, Paul needed an arm around him and reassurance that he was still valued,” Robson told the Daily Mail.
“As a result, Paul is looking like the world-class player we thought we’d signed from Juventus, and Manchester United are a better team.
“His touch and pass for Marcus Rashford’s winner against Tottenham was the piece of skill that made the difference.”
Robson added: “Don’t get me wrong, a world-class goalkeeping performance from David de Gea was the bedrock and Rashford’s finish was excellent, but that special moment from Pogba won the game. In the top games, top players make the difference.
“Paul has an edge about him but all top players need that to survive. I believe his temperament is excellent when you consider what he takes.”
Pogba has scored seven times and has made seven assists in 19 games in the Premier League this season to prove to be Manchester United’s chief attacking force this term.