Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Pogba didn't take control of the game - Paul Merson

Paul Merson has criticized Paul Pogba's performance for his side in their win against Chelsea on Sunday.

Pogba grabbed two assist in the game as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 4-0 in their first game of the season.

However, while speaking with Sky Sport, Paul Merson believed Pogba didn't do much in the game and he was no where to be seen in the first 60min of the game. Merson claimed Pogba could have done more to affect the game.

'Everybody was raving about Pogba. I don't know which game I was watching, but I can't remember him being in the first 60 or so minutes. He didn't take control of the game,' Merson said

'When they went 2-0 up, United were like the Harlem Globetrotters, with everybody rolling their foot over the ball and Chelsea capitulated. I didn't think his performance was great. He mad a few flicks, and gave the ball away a bit.'

'But as David Platt said many years ago to me, people never remember the first 25 minutes of a football match. They only remember the end.'

'I just thought he played within himself. I always watch him and think: "Come on, there's loads more here, you could bully this game." He's a good player, a top player, a World Cup winner.'

'For me, I just always find there's that little bit more needed. He always plays so casually, so cool, and nothing fazes him.'

'If he gives it away, he just carries on the way he is. I still think there is a lot more to come from him. I don't think he's near what we saw at the World Cup.'

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