Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has said that midfielder, Paul Pogba brings arrogance, confidence and belief to the Red Devils team.
Neville stated this after Pogba inspired Saturday’s sensational turn-around for United against Manchester City in the Premier League.
City looked set to seal the Premier League title at the Etihad after first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan, but the France international proved the catalyst for a second-half comeback as he scored twice in two minutes before Chris Smalling snatched a winner in a stunning 3-2 win.
“I’ve said all year, Manchester United are a farbetter team with Paul Pogba in it. He brings arrogance, confidence and belief,” Neville told Sky Sports.”
“But when you’re a player who is signed for that money, when you dance like he does and when you’ve got hair like he has you have to play well and you have to match it.”
“It’s no good shouting and singing and not playing. You have to play well and he hasn’t in the last couple of months and he’s fallen out with his manager. It’s a difficult situation.”
“He is a fantastic footballer and he makes Manchester United a better team. He shows great belief and confidence and shows total confidence in himself – but you have to deliver consistently.”
“Manchester United have shown great faith in him to deliver, they paid a lot of money for him, and there’s a large expectation.”
“The Manchester United badge carries a large responsibility. Manchester United fans don’t want robots, they want characters, but it’s then demonstrating it on the pitch and doing it consistently.”
“He hasn’t done that in the last couple of months, but he is a good lad and a goodplayer and I hope for him and for United that he can start now to affect the biggest matches and win the biggest games.”
“That’s what he was brought in to do and today was a big, big turnaround for him. He needed that second half like you wouldn’t believe.”