Manchester United Legend and outspoken pundit Paul Scholes has told Paul Pogba to drop the Messi act and just play his own game.
Since Pogba’s mind-boggling record move from Juventus, the midfielder has found his return to be a difficult one without a goal or assist and some dismal showings in the four games he’s played so far.
Scholes has advised the midfielder to stop trying so hard to be like Messi as a game changer for Barcelona and rather focus on the simple stuff that made him shine for Juventus.
“Pogba seems to be a little all over the place at times. I think he’s trying to do too much on the ball,” Scholes told BT Sport following United’s 1-0 loss against Feyenoord in the Europa League.
“He’s trying to beat three or four players. He’s running with the ball. He should keep it simple for now. That’s not the player Manchester United bought. They didn’t buy a Messi to go and beat five players and stick it in the top corner all the time. They bought a powerful, strong midfield player who can take the ball.
“He’s got skill, he can pass it forward, he can run. If he just plays one-two touch, sticks the ball into Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] and runs, nobody can live with that. He’s got so much pace, so much power.”