Former Manchester United centre-back David May has revealed that midfielder Paul Pogba needs to stop his off-field antics and instead focus on his football career.
The 25-year-old, who moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 from Juventus, has failed to make his mark under manager Jose Mourinho.
The France international, who has currently fallen out of favour, was dropped out of starting line-up numerous times.
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Ever since the midfielder has emerged as the subject to leave the Red Devils this summer amid the much speculations over his future at Old Trafford.
May, who won the UEFA Champions League with the then-Ferguson side in the 1998-99 season, has warned Pogba to forget the off-pitch foolish and get his career back on track.
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“At times Pogba is a frightening player and on his day he’s unplayable,” the Englishman told 888Sport. “I just don’t know if the off-field stuff gets in his way, his antics of getting his hair coloured every other day.”
“Jose is trying to play him in his right position to get the best out of him and maybe he needs another holding midfielder to say ‘right go on then, you go off and express yourself’.”
“I do think that playing on the left side of a three is his best position and from there came his best performance which was at Everton away. Given time the team will be built around him. The manager is still four or five players away from getting where he wants to get to.”
“He likes a big man up front and now he has Lukaku. He likes a holding midfielder and now he has Matic. I’m sure in the summer he’ll go again and hopefully from that United can get closer to where [Manchester] City are.”
Paul Pogba 2017/18 stats:
⚽ Goals – 3