Paul Pogba ‘Doesn’t Have The Attitude To Be A Manchester United Great’
Paul Pogba doesn't have the attitude or consistency to become a Manchester United legend, according to one Treble-winning legend.
The club's record, £89.3 million signing has shown flashes of his brilliance since his 2016 return from Juventus. However injuries and dips in form have interrupted his time at Old Trafford, while his agent Mino Raiola has said this season that Pogba's time at the club may be coming to an end.
Now former Man United striker Teddy Sheringham has spoken Goal, explaining that - while he doesn't question Pogba's talent - his absences this season from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-choice XI is a red flag.
"It's just an up and down situation which you don't normally get from top players, and he's obviously a top player," said Sheringham.
"He's a quality, talented player, but there is just too many highs and lows for me - and when you are playing for Manchester United, you can't afford that. If he's a top player, you don't get left out of the team.
"You might be for a couple of games, just to kick you up the bum and make sure you're back on track, but for him to be in and out the team, [it raises] question marks all the time, it can't be right.
Sheringham - who provided a goal an assist when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich to win the 1999 Champions League final - also questioned whether Pogba has the right mentality to prove his critics wrong.
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"Now, you have to head to Manchester United and say: 'I want to be a Manchester United great for as long as I'm here and I'm going to prove that to all those doubters.'
"It doesn't seem that he's got that in his mentality, he's just saying: 'I don't care what you think!'"
Pogba remains a divisive figure among Man United supporters. He was praised for his match-winning form in January as United made a run to the top of the Premier League table.
But his commitment to the club is still questioned as he's linked with summer moves to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or a return to Juventus.
Is Sheringham correct that Pogba has too many highs and lows to become an Old Trafford legend? Or is there still time for him to cement his place as a Red Devils great?
Let us know in the comments.
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