Mark Lawrenson: I find Paul Pogba’s situation at Man United ‘sad’

The Liverpool legend admits he finds Paul Pogba's situation at Manchester United a 'little bit sad'

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson admits he has sympathy for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

The Red Devils midfielder has produced some excellent performances in the Premier League this season but injuries and suspension have curtailed his momentum.

Pogba scored twice and made two assists in Manchester United’s opening four top-flight games before succumbing to a hamstring problem in September.

The Manchester United star produced one of his best performances of his Old Trafford career in a 3-1 win at Arsenal in December but the club record signing was sent off in the 72nd minute.

Pogba, who made two assists in the Premier League clash in north London, sat out three games before he returned for Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Championship side Bristol City in the League Cup last eight.

The 24-year-old was unable to inspire Manchester United to victories over Burnley, Leicester City and Southampton as the Red Devils succumbed to three successive stalemates to lose ground in the title race.

However, Pogba was superb in a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day to silence his critics.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson suggested that Manchester United’s negative style of player is having an impact on Pogba.

“Everybody knows Pogba is a top top player. We saw that at Juventus,” Lawrenson told Irish radio station Newstalk on Tuesday night.

“I know he had that long term injury with his hamstring so he isn’t quite the same player yet. We are still waiting [for him].

“This is the second half of the second season. We have seen glimpses. It’s like Jose doesn’t know where to play him. I find that a little bit sad.”

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