Pundit: Man United star is one of the best players in the world
Tim Sherwood says that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is one of the best players in the world
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is one of the best players in the world, according to Tim Sherwood.
The French midfielder has found himself under the spotlight at Old Trafford in recent months following his inconsistent form for the Red Devils.
Pogba was strongly linked with a move away from Manchester United in the summer transfer window but a switch failed to materialise for the World Cup winner.
The 26-year-old has struggled with form and fitness so far this season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and is yet to score in the Premier League.
Pogba has made two assists in five Premier League appearances this term, with the Red Devils struggling down in 12th place in the table.
Despite the criticism aimed his way in recent months, former Tottenham boss Sherwood insists that he is a big fan of former Juventus star Pogba.
Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Sherwood said: “Pogba is one of the best players in the world.
“I admire Paul Pogba, he’s stayed there, he’s stuck it out.
“He’s the one rolling up his sleeves, he’s the one taking the game to the opposition.
“Yes, he gives the ball away in certain areas but he’s trying.
“He gives the ball away more than the other players on the pitch are getting it, so that shows me he’s got a lot of character.
“I think he’s a leader at Man United, he’s got a swagger.
“When you line up against Manchester United players, I always thought ‘wow, they’re Man United players’ and they had this swagger about them, they had this confidence.
“It’s only [Pogba] who’s got it at the moment. It can only get better.”
Pogba will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch home clash against leaders Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Manchester United are currently 15 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.