Former West Ham United striker Marlon Harewood has become the latest name to weigh-in on Paul Pogba.
Footballer turned car dealer Harewood has likened United’s French World Cup-winner to team-mate Jesse Lingard.
Pogba, 27, rejoined United in 2016 from Juventus and in the past four years there has been ever present rumours in the press about the midfielder leaving Old Trafford.
It hasn’t been a successful transfer because Pogba hasn’t won what he set out when arriving back to United (winning Premier League titles?), but at the same time I’m sure the club and managers who managed him expected more from him as a player.
Pogba has played in 175 matches across all competitions for United since his 2016 transfer. A tally of direct involved in 74 goals may not seem too bad, but anyone watching United this term and previously will know he has ultimately underperformed for the Red Devils.
A number of inconsistent performances and individual errors have prompted fans and pundits to tear into Pogba, and even question his commitment to the club.
The latest name to criticise Pogba is ex-West Ham attacker Harewood, who spoke exclusively to Football Fancast, saying: “He’s like another [Jesse] Lingard. I just can’t understand what’s going on. I don’t know who’s advising them off and off the field, because these players are top-class players.
“You can have a bad day because everything won’t go your way all the time but they should be playing week in, week out like old-school players like Zinedine Zidane, because they are top class players.
“Pogba can become one of those legends because he is world-class.”
Harewood goes on to say what everyone says, really.
And it goes a bit like this… ‘Everyone knows Paul Pogba is a top player. He just doesn’t play like a top player every week. So.. wait a minute… how does that make him a top player?’