Carragher admits he was wrong over ‘revelation’ Pogba

Date published: Tuesday 19th February 2019 10:08

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Jamie Carragher has been forced to admit his doubts over Paul Pogba were “wrong” after his recent performances for Manchester United.

The Frenchman, along with the rest of the United squad, had a rotten start to the campaign with the top four looking like a distant dream when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.

However, Pogba now has six assists and nine goals in 12 appearances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager, with the Red Devils now occupying fourth position.

Back in September Carragher told Sky Sports: “I don’t know if he’s worth the hassle for what he gives on the pitch. And there’s an idea that it’s one or the other. If Mourinho goes you won’t see a new Pogba, I can assure Manchester United fans of that.

“He’s not as a good as he thinks he is. He’s got talent but his big problem is his understanding of the game. It’s been a problem since he arrived and it hasn’t changed now.”

Carragher had those comments put back to him on Twitter on Monday and the former Liverpool defender replied on Tuesday morning conceding he was wrong.

“Well I hope you completely disagreed at the time & not just now?!!,” Carragher wrote. “He’s been a revelation since OGS came in because he’s basically let him play without defending.

“I didn’t see this turn around so I have no problem saying I was wrong.”

He added: “But I won’t change my stance that Pogba should have delivered a lot more for Man Utd/Jose in those first two years no matter what the system or set up.”

 

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