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Neville, Souness identify same problem with Paul Pogba

Neville, Souness identify same problem with Paul Pogba



Gary Neville and Graeme Souness believe Paul Pogba has not developed at Manchester United and the midfielder desperately needs to mature as a player.
Pogba was a started for Jose Mourinho in yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, but he was hooked in the 66th minute, just after Matt Ritchie had given the hosts the lead.
Michael Carrick replaced Pogba, and Jose Mourinho revealed that it was entirely a tactical change as he “wanted a better way [in midfield] against a side that was defending in a block”.
And Souness, who recently criticised the midfielder’s “schoolboy” positioning, reinforced his theory ahead of United’s trip to Newcastle on Sunday.
“He has super individual ability – there is much to admire about his technique when he is on the ball and his general athleticism,” Souness said on Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programme.
“But if I am playing today I want to play against him because he is never where he should be when I am in possession. The criticism I have is that he doesn’t understand the role when not in possession. I don’t see any changes in his play from the day he arrived to now. “With all his attributes he should be a bigger goal threat.”
While co-commentator Gary Neville admitted Pogba still needs to add “maturity” to his game.
“You hope he would be developing and getting better,” Neville said. “He does need to add maturity to his game. He has that schoolboy-ish feeling of always wanting to be on the ball; the kid who, in the playground, when you are defending, is always looking to get free.
“I do feel sometimes he would be better in a three but Manchester United are far better with him in the team and, when you look at him as an individual, there are a few in the team who you can look at and say they are extremely talented.
“Jose’s job is to mould them into a team for the next few months ahead of what has to ... view: 0
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