Ryan Giggs suggests kicking Paul Pogba in training to get him in line. Says the same was done to Cristiano Ronaldo and he has come out better from it.
Paul Pogba has been one of the raging issues at Old Trafford this summer. Many recognise his talent and qualities but he always finds a way to irk a few with his off-field tendencies. In the beginning of the summer Paul Pogba had claimed that he was looking forward to a new challenge. A hint that he was done with Manchester United.
This led to an outpour of reactions. Many begged for the Frenchman to stay while many others were alright with seeing his back. The English transfer window has currently closed. However, other European clubs such as Real Madrid and Juventus can still present bids to United for his signatures. Amidst such uncertainty, United legend Ryan Giggs has a rather interesting suggestion to deal with the situation.
Ryan Giggs suggests kicking Paul Pogba!
“Kick him in training,” he said to Evening Standard. “But that doesn’t happen anymore.
“You are starting to lose that. Now I’m not saying you kick everyone. But that was how Ronaldo got better.
“Scholesy would kick him if he took too many touches. And suddenly it clicked that you can’t keep dribbling or else I’m going to get kicked.
“I saw an interview with [Vincent] Kompany at the end of the season. And he’s a bit old school.
“He was asked about the week ahead of last game at Brighton and he said ‘sometimes I have to give a player a kick!’ And I was thinking City might miss that this year.”
Pogba must stay
Giiggs stressed the need for Pogba to stay and cited the need for qyality players in the squad.
“Some fans say ‘let him go’, some fans recognise the quality he has got and that if he does go there will be a big void.
“If you get rid of all the players and you haven’t got quality to replace them then that is difficult as well. So, it is a tough job for Ole that balancing act.
“Cristiano Ronaldo said he wanted to go and then did an extra year. Whether that is going to happen or not I don’t know.”
The Welshman also hoped the board would remain patient with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I don’t think we are quite at it, but from what I have seen in pre-season I think you have seen the direction he wants to go – fast, attacking, a spirit, a system.”
“(Jurgen) Klopp wasn’t brilliant overnight, but I think what you’ve seen from Klopp is improvement every year.”
“We all want Ole to be successful, but even if he isn’t, I think he will leave the club in a better state than when he took over, which in itself is a job.”
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