Former Manchester United forward Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba should be allowed to be his own individual.
While Pogba did prove many naysayers wrong this season with actions on the field, rather than controversial behaviour off it, the 27-year-old French midfielder has still not quite been accepted as a Man United beloved son and cult-hero.
According to Saha, the sooner United fans accept Pogba’s personality is not in the mold of Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane, the better for all concerned.
“I don’t like when it comes to speculation and his agent comes and talks instead of him,” Saha said via Goal.
“In so many ways it brings the attention back to Paul when he doesn’t need that, he needs to let his football talk. This is where, as a fan, you get frustrated because he sends the wrong image.
"That’s not him, I’m sure. I know him well and the guy is strong, he will hold his ground, he will show that he is passionate but he’s not going to show weaknesses or be influenced by anyone. That’s the kind of situation we have with him. But he’s super motivated on his own.
"Paul isn’t going to be a Roy Keane or a Wayne Rooney, that’s not the same style or personality and we can’t ask him to be someone else. He’s going to be Paul Pogba,” the Frenchman concluded.
Coming up next for the Red Devils is a battle with the old foes in English Football, Leeds United away at the legendary Elland Road Stadium.