‘He hasn’t turned up’ – Keane in fresh attack on Pogba

Date published: Sunday 18th April 2021 4:57 - Lewis Oldham

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Roy Keane has suggested that Paul Pogba “needs a bit of a reminder” why he plays for Manchester United in his latest attack on the midfielder.

Pogba rejoined Man United in 2016 from Juventus for a fee of around £89m. He has received a lot of criticism during his second spell at the club for his performances.

Keane has been one of the Frenchman’s main critics in recent years as he has struggled to live up to his huge price tag.

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This week Pogba has spoken out against Jose Mourinho after the duo butted heads while the Tottenham boss was in charge at Old Trafford.

Keane told Sky Sports, as cited by the Daily Star, that Pogba needs to do more for United:

“I think we’ve all discussed many times over the last few years, Paul Pogba is a talented player, absolutely, there’s no getting away from that.

“But I still feel he hasn’t done enough at Man United.

“He obviously fell out with Mourinho, that was a big problem at the club, but even the last few months, we’re saying he’s had a big influence, I wouldn’t agree with that.

“I think he’s playing OK and he’s a good player, but I still look in some of the big crunch games United have had this year, he hasn’t turned up.

“It’s not just his fault, but they lost at Leicester, which was a big cup game for them, Man City at home, he didn’t perform that night.

“I think when Manchester United signed Pogba, it wasn’t to be playing in the Europa League or to be winning the League Cup.

“So I think Paul needs a bit of a reminder why he’s playing for Manchester United.

“They paid a big transfer fee, big wages for the likes of him for Man United to be competing and winning league titles, Champions Leagues.

“Even this year in the Champions League they got in a great position and they blew it and Paul Pogba is part of that problem because they’ve not got over the lines in the big games.

“We say he’s a big character and a big player, and OK he’s done brilliant with France, but for me he’s not done it on a consistent basis at Manchester United.”

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