Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has challenged midfielder Paul Pogba to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to the UEFA Champions League next season, win the Europa League this period and lead the Red Devils forward in this campaign. Neville wants the French World Cup winner to assume it as a “responsibility” to bring Man United to glory this season.
“Paul Pogba is now the obsession because he is the biggest player in the biggest club, he is a World Cup winner, and it should be a compliment that people are talking about it,” Neville told Off The Ball before the clash of Premier League of Man United against Leicester. City on September 14.
“When I criticized Paul Pogba after the penalty incident in Wolves, I don’t see it as something other than criticism of Roy Keane or David Beckham or Wayne Rooney (during the career as a Neville player).
“The best player, the leader, the team captain, will stand up and take the worst part of the criticism. As will the manager and coach.
“It will not be the assistant coach, and it will not be the left side or the right or left side, the player will be the number one player on the team and that has never changed.”
Nevile added: “I talk to people. Apparently, he is a great boy, he trains well, he is a perfect person, to be fair, he was at the club with him when he was a young boy.”
“Then, when people criticize or pressure or apply pressure, it is because he is the best, he is the bright light.” “He is the Bryan Robson of the 80s now. United was in trouble; people hung everything up from Bryan Robson, everyone now hangs a lot on Paul Pogba.
“But that’s the pressure he wants, and he wants to be the best player in the world.” Now go and show us that you are the best player in the world. Bringing this team, which is young, inexperienced, does not have the highest amount of knowledge, needs leaders and characters in the field.
“And I said two weeks ago on television, and it wouldn’t be great if he considered himself the Player of the Year this year.” What do you need to do that? Take Manchester United to the Champions League, win the Europa League, take them forward.
“Take it as your responsibility, you will be in this club for 12 months, and you will be the best player in the league and one of the best players in the world.”
“That’s what I want from Paul Pogba, that’s what I want from him because I think he is capable of doing it.” I have faith in him to do it. But then I see an incident like Wolves, and that disappoints me. So you have to take criticism for that. “