Neville labels Pogba ‘best midfielder in Europe’ after brace

Date published: Thursday 27th December 2018 9:47

Phil Neville believes Paul Pogba is the “best midfielder in Europe’ after Manchester United beat Huddersfield 3-1 in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

United and Pogba have been in great form since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over from Jose Mourinho last week with two wins from two league matches against Cardiff and the Terriers.

The France international scored twice as United made it six points from six under Solskjaer against David Wagner’s men and Neville believes that Pogba is now showinghis true form.

“You play for Man United and you talk of freedom of expression, exciting football, go out there and score goals, attacking football, play with a smile on your face and it starts with the manager,” Neville said on Match of the Day.

“Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) over the last couple of games has been really happy, saying the right things.

“They had the best player on the pitch and probably the best midfielder in Europe on his day in Paul Pogba who has had a disappointing, horrendous last 18 months at the club because of the fall-out with the manager.

“It looked like the shackles were off today playing with that freedom of expression, anything is possible type attitude, playing with arrogance. The passing was back to his best.

“Look, he is the best player at the club when he is at his best and with performances like this. He should be a 12-15 goal a season person – he hasn’t been that in his career so far but he can be.”

 

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