Zlatan on Pogba: The former Manchester United striker has broken silence on Paul Pogba in an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been under some controversy in this season. His relationship with manager Jose Mourinho was the much-talked-about topic in the media, and his inconsistency on the field made him vulnerable to constant attacks from pundits.
Pogba, however, has been performing relatively better over the past few weeks, as he was key to United’s impressive displays at Stamford Bridge and in games against Everton and Bournemouth.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been a teammate to Pogba during his time at Manchester United, has now spoken in defence of the United midfielder.
Both, Zlatan and Pogba came to Old Trafford in 2016, under Jose Mourinho’s first season at United.
Zlatan on Pogba:
Zlatan stated that Pogba has been attacked too much of late, and former footballers and pundits should ‘mind their own business.’
In an interview with FourFourTwo, Zlatan insisted that Pogba is a world-class footballer and the issue created around the footballer is nonsensical.
“Pogba has been playing his best football for France rather than Man Utd, where he is surrounded by smaller and more technically gifted players. Matić needs one touch, two touch, three touch. Sometimes he loses the ball. Sometimes he is too slow.” pic.twitter.com/aEHz76Jiuk
— TeamFA (@TeamFA) November 6, 2018
“I think the thing with Pogba has become an issue that’s a little bit ridiculous,” said Zlatan, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
“Everybody hangs up on Pogba. Somebody goes through a red light – it’s Pogba’s fault. You get a puncture on a tyre – it’s Pogba’s fault. Something goes wrong – it’s Pogba’s fault.
” Bad attitude ”
” Want to sabotage the manager ”
” Overrated ”
– Paul Pogba 5 goals 5 assists.
– Anthony Martial 5 goals 4 league games.
– The most iconic duo since Tyler Durden from Fight Club. pic.twitter.com/Iu0F04bKHF
— * (@utdolxgy) November 4, 2018
“All these people talk: I think they just want attention, so they talk. They expect miracles every second. They have to relax. They have to look at themselves.”
The Swedish footballer attacked the ex-footballers who have been critical of Pogba’s performances in the recent past.
“They were not much better – I played against them. Some were good; some were less good. Excuse my words, but they should all shut up and mind their own business.
— Manchester United 🔴 (@ManUnited_ENG) November 3, 2018
“When it comes to Paul, I think it feels personal. They have to be careful, because when it becomes personal, it’s not professional.”
Despite it all.
Pogba has been amazing in the league this season for me. Especially given the circumstances.
— Micah Fanimo ⚽️ (@MixahFanimo) November 3, 2018
Paul Pogba will feature in for Manchester United as he makes a return to his former club, Juventus. The side will be up against the Italian champions at Turin, after which they’ll return to Premier League for a clash against league leaders and city rivals, Manchester City.