Former Manchester United defender Clayton Blackmore has claimed that Paul Pogba still needs to do more work for the team overall despite being in good form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United are unbeaten in nine games since Solskjaer took over from sacked Jose Mourinho and Pogba has since scored six goals and four assists.
10 – Since Solskjaer debut on Man Utd bench in December, Paul Pogba has been involved in 10 goals in Premier League (6 goals, 4 assists) – it’s more than any other player in the top 5 leagues. Phenomenal 🔥. @paulpogba @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/wbTmwkyaGu
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 29, 2019
The Red Devils have managed to knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup last week before being held by Burnley at Old Trafford with a 2-2 draw on Tuesday night.
However, Blackmore thinks Pogba could cost his side with his lack of defensive play.
“It’s a team game,” Blackmore told Love Sport.
“You can have fantastic individuals who can win you the game over and over again but if the team aren’t playing well… I was a little bit disappointed with Paul [Pogba].”
“He was really good going forward but he’s not working hard enough getting back.”
“I know he’s got [Ander] Herrera and [Nemanja] Matic there but I like to see the whole team working as hard as each other.”
Paul Pogba scored his 11th goal of the season tonight – best goalscoring season of his career:
2018-19 Man Utd – 11 goals 🥇
2014-15 & 2015-16 Juventus – 10 goals 🥈
6 goals & 4 assists in PL since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 1st game on Dec 22 – most of any player 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tyL03Ol09M
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 29, 2019
Asked if Solskjaer should get the permanent job at Old Trafford at the end of the season, Blackmore said: “Whoever is going to come in won’t do as well as he’s doing now so why would you bring someone else in?”
“It’s not just him either. He’s got Mick Phelan in there. There was a lot said about when Moyes came in and he got rid of Mick Phelan.”
“You lose, on the coaching side of it, pretty much everything we had before.”
“They’ve got great experience now there in terms of the coaching side and obviously playing at the club.”
“For me, it’s a no-brainer. It was a no-brainer a few weeks ago.”