Scholes tells Pogba to ‘use his brain’ and find consistency

Date published: Wednesday 25th July 2018 2:52 - Dave Tickner

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the club need more from Paul Pogba.

Scholes has called on the club’s record signing to start delivering consistent performances like those he produced for Juventus, and says the World Cup winner needs to use his brain to reach his enormous potential.

Pogba has divided opinion ever since returning to United from Italy for a then-world-record fee of £89m two years ago.

And after watching Pogba deliver several impressive displays in France’s run to World Cup glory in Russia this summer, Scholes wants to see more from the midfielder in a United shirt.

“Paul needs to find a consistency, I think,” Scholes told beIN Sports. “You look at his game, he can be brilliant one week and not so good the next week.

“He seems to be a player which you get a performance out of every three to four games. If you’re going to win leagues, that’s not enough, it’s just not enough.

“He needs to become that commanding player he was at Juventus – he was part of a set structure at Juventus, he knew every week which position he was going to play, who he was going to play with, and I don’t think that has helped him at United.

“I’d be amazed if the same team has been named twice in a row, or the same formation. There doesn’t seem to be a set way of where it’s going and that could possibly work against him.

“There’s no doubt the lad has real quality – he’s shown in the World Cup that he can play.

“He’s such a strong lad, he’s such a fit lad. He can run, he has great technique as well, great ability. But he needs to use his brain a little bit more to become a top footballer.”

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