Former Chelsea star Damien Duff has laid into Paul Pogba for making too many mistakes, saying he is “not a world-class player”.
This comes in the wake of a poor run of form for Pogba who has seen his first team place at United threatened after manager Jose Mourinho dropped him for the last two games.
The £89 million midfielder came off the bench after just 17 minutes to play most of United’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday, but ex-Chelsea star Duff was once again unimpressed with his display, Goal writes.
“He doesn’t have that defensive mindset, he doesn’t smell danger and he gives away goals,” Duff told TV3.
“An alarming thing for me is top players, if they make a mistake, they won’t make it again, probably in their career.
“The goals he gives away, people always running off him, he hasn’t grasped it. He’s had Massimiliano Allegri, he’s had Antonio Conte, he’s had Mourinho, three amazing, top coaches and if he hasn’t grasped that by now… I think he’s 25 in a couple of weeks. That’s worrying for me.
“I think he has world-class ability, but he is not a world-class player because he’ll let you down.”
Pogba has three league goals this season, but has failed to find the net since November in the Premier League as United drop 16 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.