Paul Pogba talks about Manchester United’s resurgence and our rivalry with Liverpool in an interview with Sky Sports’ Patrick Davison ahead of Sunday’s mega-clash at Anfield.
The French midfielder admits Manchester United are not at the same level as Premier League champions Liverpool just yet, and the Reds need to show first how they can go all the way in the title race before comparisons are made.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently top of the table, three points ahead of Liverpool going into Sunday’s match, and the Scouse press are doing all they can to push conspiracy rubbish in the wake of kick-off.
Although Pogba believes United can win the league, he notes that their title credentials will be tested against Liverpool.
“Obviously we cannot say now we are at the same level as them because they won the Premier League and keep winning so the day we win — that is when we say we are at the same level,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. We want to beat the Premier League winners.
“We know how good they have been playing over the last few years — we know their quality and how they play. It’s always been a tough game. We know how difficult it will be and we just have to focus and try to stay at the top.
Paul Pogba for @SkySportsPL this afternoon. He comes across really well and, I think, if he did more interviews, he would change how some people see him. Mind you, looking at his face, I’m not sure I’ve helped the cause today. pic.twitter.com/SzJDR3sjp6
— Patrick Davison (@skysports_PatD) January 14, 2021
“I think we can win it if we keep our focus but there’s a lot of teams that can win it — we are not there yet; we are still very far.”
Pogba scored the only goal in Tuesday night’s win over Burnley at Turf Moor and has been performing a lot better of late. It will benefit United having him in this form against Liverpool and it’s an opportunity for the entire team to stamp their mark on the title race — before it getting gets going…
It’s still early days but this is a very good position for United to be in. It helps that the Liverpool press are sounding rattled!