Jamie Carragher launches attack on Paul Pogba at Man United

Jamie Carragher has his say on the Paul Pogba situation at Manchester United

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

Jamie Carragher has told Paul Pogba to step his game up for Manchester United rather than wait for the right manager to get the best out of him.

Pogba’s situation at Old Trafford has been a constant source of speculation in recent days amid rumours of a fresh falling out between the France international and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho and Pogba were pictured having a frosty exchange in Manchester United training on Wednesday, after the Portuguese coach had officially confirmed that the midfielder was no longer the vice-captain of the club.

The Red Devils boss’ future at Manchester United appears to still be a source of uncertainty, with the Red Devils having stuttered so far this season in all competitions.

However, Carragher believes that it is up to the players to step their games up and the blame for their poor form cannot solely be placed on the manager.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “I’m sick of people making excuses for players about managers not getting the best out of them. Get the best out of yourself!

“Pogba is such a top player, people talk about his position and being given freedom; what is freedom? People keep saying he needs to be let off the leash, but what is freedom?

“Is freedom doing a stupid Cruyff turn on the halfway line and losing the ball and Wolves going up the other end and scoring?

“Being a captain and playing central midfield for Manchester United, like Roy Keane, like Paul Scholes, like the other great midfielders, is about playing for the team.

“And that’s why Mourinho has taken the captaincy off him, because he doesn’t feel he plays for the team.

“I still think he’s good enough to be in Manchester United’s team, but is he disciplined enough to do what Mourinho wants? I don’t think he is.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime when they travel to West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Red Devils are aiming to get back to winning ways after they were held to a goalless draw by Wolves at Old Trafford last weekend.

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