Jamie Carragher: Man United star isn’t as good as he thinks he is

Jamie Carragher has a warning for Paul Pogba about his Manchester United form

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

Jamie Carragher has launched a scathing attack on Paul Pogba, claiming that the Manchester United midfielder “isn’t as good as he thinks he is”.

The midfielder’s situation at Old Trafford has been a constant source of debate in recent days as his relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to have hit breaking point.

The pair were pictured having a frosty exchange in Manchester United training at Carrington on Wednesday after the Red Devils were knocked out of the League Cup at the hands of Derby County on Tuesday night.

Mourinho confirmed on Tuesday night that Pogba was no longer the club’s vice-captain as the speculation about what has been going on between the pair continues.

However, Carragher feels that Pogba has a lot to answer for, and says that the midfielder wouldn’t suddenly improve his game if Mourinho were to leave the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “We’ve see what Paul Pogba is as a player.

“He’s not as good as he thinks he is. He’s got talent, but his big problem is his understanding of the game. It’s been a problem since he came, and it hasn’t changed now.

“You can sum Paul Pogba’s Man United career up in the last two games.

“He scored a great goal against Young Boys, showing his quality, but then gets robbed of the ball on the halfway line, falls over, doesn’t break his neck to get back against Wolves and there’s an equalising goal. That sums him up.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they take on West Ham United away from home.

The Red Devils are aiming to string together a series of positive results in the top flight after they only won three of their opening six Premier League games this season.

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