- Paul Scholes has accused Paul Pogba of living in his own fantasy world
- The Manchester United midfielder's approach to games has been criticized recently
- Pogba has been continued to be linked with joining Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
Paul Scholes has accused Paul Pogba of “living in his own little fantasy world”, thinking he is the best.
The Manchester United midfielder's future continues to be uncertain, amid interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane has spoken about his fellow countryman and a potential move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.
Pogba has had a brilliant season with the Red Devils but he has failed to show consistency in his game week after week.
“You get the feeling now that he has come to this club and thinks he’s the big fish, he needs to be the one showing off every week, he’s doing things he doesn’t need to be doing on a football pitch.
“You see his stud roll, he needs to become more clever about what he’s doing.
“His strengths are running, passing the ball, getting into the box, scoring goals, assisting goals. Once he starts stud rolling and trying to beat men, it’s not his game, he becomes easy to play against.
“If he passes the ball forward and runs, there’s nobody in the world who can stay with him.
“It’s exactly what he did at Juventus but he had strong characters around him, he had [Giorgio] Chiellini, [Andrea] Pirlo, great players. He almost did their running for them.
“Now he thinks everybody has got to do his work for him and it’s going against him.
“We know what he can do and we know what he’s capable of. As soon as he complicates his game, he’s no good to your team whatsoever.
“Allegri was a strong manager for him and you would have expected [Jose] Mourinho to be. He left him out and didn’t have that much of an effect on him.
“He thinks he’s the big player, the one that needs to show people he’s the best in the world and he doesn’t.
“He just needs to play simple, he’s got team-mates around him who should appreciate him and do appreciate him.
“He’s a good lad, as a young player he wanted to learn, he was desperate to learn. I just don’t think he’s getting the maturity, the sense is not coming to him.
“At Juventus we saw the best midfield player in the world, without a shadow of a doubt.
"I think it’s because he had a strong manager, a top manager behind him and great players. Not just decent players like he’s got now, he had special players to guide him and to lead him. I don’t think United have that.
“He could be a player who needs a Bryan Robson or a Roy Keane next to him just to give him a little rollicking every now and then.
"If he doesn’t get that he just carries on in his own little fantasy world, thinking he’s the best."
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The 26-year-old has two years left on his contract at Old Trafford, with the option for a 12-month extension in the club's favour.
And amid heavy scrutiny on the World Cup winner, he was still named in the PFA Team of the Year.
“He’s part of a team, it’s not about him," continued Scholes. "It’s not just about me doing tricks and being on YouTube and showing Real Madrid or Barcelona how good I am.
“It’s about being part of a team at Manchester United . That’s why it’s so difficult to say do you lose him.
“Is there anybody with the ability at Manchester United to replace him? At this point I don’t think there is.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Pogba has responded to Roy Keane and Graeme Souness over their criticisms of his performances, stating that "they are paid to say things."
The Manchester United midfielder has so far enjoyed his best season at Old Trafford after earning a place in the Premier League Team of the Year.
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