Roy Keane thinks Paul Pogba needs to find consistency in his game if he is to help Man Utd start winning titles again.
Pogba has been impressive since the Red Devils have returned to Premier League action after it looked certain he would be leaving the club this summer.
Now the noises out of Old Trafford are that he will stay and help Man Utd – who beat Norwich on Saturday to progress to the FA Cup semi-finals – to challenge for Premier League titles again and Keane is a big fan.
“Obviously Pogba has had his critics because he is so talented,” Keane told the Irish Independent. “If you are not performing week in, week out people are going to get on your back. I always say there is a compliment in that.
“People know he’s an outstanding talent but for some reason, it hasn’t gelled. He obviously had the injury problem this season.
“Just because a player is having a difficult time doesn’t mean they aren’t giving their all. Sometimes a player might be carrying a few knocks. Players lose a little bit of confidence.
“Everyone is quick to criticise Pogba for his off-the-field stuff, but let me tell you if Pogba was winning week in and week out for United people would tolerate his off-the-field activity, his social media activity.
“The key for Pogba, if he wants to become a really important player for Man United, is consistency. It’s no good turning up every two or three weeks and producing your piece of magic.
“I think he is more than capable of doing it, he has done it before. But do it week in and week out and get Man United competing for titles. I have a lot of time for him. I think he’s a talented boy.”