Scholes believes Pogba should't try to be like Messi

  • Scholes believes Pogba should't try to be like Messi

Scholes believes Pogba should't try to be like Messi

The 23-year-old was unable to prevent United from crashing to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday night, following their 2-1 defeat by Manchester City in the Premier League at the weekend. That's not the player Man United bought, they didn't buy a Lionel Messi to beat five players and stick it in the corner all the time.

"I always feel that my job is that I am an extra source of motivation, but the motivation belongs to the players". He should keep it simple for now.

Red Devils legend Scholes believes Pogba has advised the midfielder to shift his focus onto what made him stand out in Italy. "They bought a powerful, strong midfield player". He's got skill, he can pass it forward, he can run. While Michael Carrick would fit the bill, his advancing years mean he won't be a long-term option.

Meanwhile Pogba has failed to live up the £89m United outlaid in order to bring the Frenchman back to Old Trafford having delivered a string of underwhelming displays that hit a new low in the Group A clash.

"And I think he [Mourinho] needs to go in the transfer market for somebody like that". Michael (Carrick) is capable of it.

"And if the players at this age need. the great life, the money, they have to do what they want, I think they shouldn't need an extra source of motivation".

José Mourinho rested a number of first team players for tonight's fixture - Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney were all left at home, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic started the game on the bench. I think Man United has to show every game, every game, every competition.

Relative to their latest turnover figure of £102.4m, Crystal Palace's £27m purchase of Christian Benteke last month cost more than United spent to sign Pogba, given this week they confirmed annual revenue of £513m.

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