Pogba has not 'lived up to expectations’- Meulensteen

Mon 02 November 2020 | 18:25

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen says that Paul Pogba is not specifically “in any shape or form”, with the French midfielder told he must practice more and has a long way ahead to become eligible.

Pogba’s contract with United club evaluates to £89 million ($115m).


He is expected to show a better performance on the field. Meulensteen believes the 27-year-old player returning to English football from Juventus, is yet to have a

different future



Sir Alex Ferguson’s fprevious right-hand man said  to Stadium Astro about Pogba: “You can have all the talent in the world but it’s about hard work, and it’s hard work that brings that quality to the surface.”


“For me, he hasn’t worked hard enough. I can see it all the time, it’s too slow, it’s laboured and there is no urgency about it and other teams can capitalise on it.”


“He is a very

talented player

. Everyone keeps talking about him – he’s world class, he’s world class.”

“I would never use world class so easily because I know players past and present and they deserve the accolade of being world class. In my opinion, Paul doesn’t deserve that in any shape or form because I don’t think he’s lived up to expectations.”


“I don’t think we expect too much of him because of the player he has been and the trophies he has won.


 “He played in a very experienced, well set up team [at Juventus], with a lot of strong personalities and leaders,” added Meulensteen.


 “You need to get him back where he can do most of the damage, which is between the lines and in the pockets. At the moment he is too often in areas where he gets crowded out.”


source: SportMob