Former Man United manager slams Pogba

Former Man United manager slams Pogba

11 Aug 2017, 17:00

Former Red Devils’ boss David Moyes has questioned whether Paul Pogba can have the same impact Manchester United legends Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs had during their time at the club.

The Scot, sacked by United in April 2014 after a nightmare 11-month stint after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, felt the £93.25m French midfielder complements the Old Trafford squad well but queried whether he was able to change outcomes of games as an individual.

Pogba has been impressive for Jose Mourinho's side in pre-season and much will be expected of the world's former most expensive player in his second season at Old Trafford.

-I think he's a top player, [but] I don't know if he's a player who completely makes a difference for Manchester United, Moyes told ESPN FC.

-I think that over the years Manchester United have had players like (Eric) Cantona, even Ryan Giggs, people who are special players.

-I don't know if Pogba's that, I think he's a good player, I think he'll add to Manchester United, but will he make the difference? Is he someone who will score the goal at really important stages in games or make the key pass? I'm not sure about that, he added.

United and Pogba kick off their competitive season by welcoming West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

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