- Paul Scholes has pleaded with Paul Pogba to be calculative while playing for the Old Trafford side
- The Frenchman was on top of his game as France emerged World Cup champions during the global football fiesta in Russia
- Scholes is hoping the France international find consistency during the new season to help the club's quest for trophies
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged Frenchman Paul Pogba to ensure he uses more of his brain if he truly nurses any ambition to have a successful career that will hand him silverware at Old Trafford, according to a UK Express report.
Pogba was an instrumental player for the Les Bleus squad that claimed the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
However, the former Juventus star struggled to find form at Manchester United during the regular season as club boss Jose Mourinho was left unconvinced with the midfielder’s performance.
Interestingly, with few days to the commencement of the new season, the 25-year-old is likely to miss out the start of the campaign as he enjoys an extended vacation after the Mundial.
Speaking ahead of the new Premier League campaign Scholes has queried if Pogba possesses the qualities that the Red Devils need to claim the Premier League silverware again.
“Paul needs to find a consistency, I think.
“You look at his game – he can be brilliant one week and not so good the next week.
“He seems to be a player you get a performance out of him one in every three or four games.
“If you’re going to win leagues, it’s not enough.
“He needs to become that commanding player he was at Juventus.
"He was part of a set structure at Juventus. He knew every week what position he was going to play, who he was going to play with.
“I don’t think that helps him at United because I’ll be amazed if the same team has been named twice in a row and the same formation, there doesn’t seem to be a set way of where it’s going and that could possibly work against him.
“But there’s no doubt the lad has real quality, he’s shown it at this World Cup. He can play, he’s such a strong lad - such a strong player - such a fit lad, he can run, great technique as well, great ability.
“But he needs to use his brain a little bit more to become a top footballer,” Scholes was quoted as saying by beIN SPORTS.
On the other hand, Mourinho will be praying that the Frenchman replicate his World Cup performances when he rejoins his teammates ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
“I don’t think it’s about us getting the best out of him.
“It’s about him giving the best he has to give. I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give the best. Why? Because it’s closed for a month, where he can only think about football.
“Where he’s with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.
“During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again,” the Portuguese submitted.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Jose Mourinho has urged his star midfielder Paul Pogba to bring his 'A' game back to the club ahead of the coming season.
The 25-year-old played a key role in helping France win their second ever World Cup title in France after beating Croatia on Sunday, July 15. Mourinho, having watched his player performed at the recently concluded championship described his performances at the latter stages of the competition as "brilliant".
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