Pogba under fire after Man Utd’s 4-0 win over Chelsea
Former Everton manager, Sam Allardyce, has slammed Paul Pogba for his performance in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea.
Allardyce, speaking to talkSPORT, claims Pogba was causing his own side more problems than the opposition.
Marcus Rashford netted twice, while Anthony Martial and Daniel James also found the back of the net, as United won their Premier League opener.
Pogba played in a midfield three alongside Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira. But Allardyce believes the 26-year-old should be played in a more advanced role, as he is too wasteful in possession.
“How much has he learned since he’s been at Manchester United?
“Unfortunately for me he hasn’t improved his game.
“We’ve seen the best from him sometimes when he’s playing behind the front two, like at Man City away when he scored two goals.
“For me that looks like the position best for him, best suited to the tricks and the abilities he wants to pull off.
“Doing in central midfield in a two, it just doesn’t work for Man United and it doesn’t work for him.
“When Pogba plays the ball simply he looks very effective.
“But when he tries to do drag backs and step overs he’s lost the ball every time.
“He needs to cut it out in the position he’s playing in.
“If he was playing in behind the front-man, then I could understand it a little bit more.
“But he was causing Man United more problems than he was causing Chelsea on the ball,” Allardyce said.