Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged Paul Pogba to trust his club team-mates if he wants to help Jose Mourinho turn around their poor start.
Berbatov saw the France international shine in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Everton at Old Trafford.
The World Cup winner scored a rebound goal after missing a penalty in the first half of the season before setting Anthony Martial’s strike just four minutes after the break.
The 25-year-old has come under pressure at Old Trafford with manager Jose Mourinho repeatedly criticised him over his performance.
However, Berbatov, who played for United between 2008 and 2012, thinks Pogba needs to know that Matic and Herrera are playing behind him and gets forward for more goals.
“Pogba again got the headlines [vs Everton], not least for that never-ending run-up for the penalty but I am not worried about that,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“Every player has their own style and the important thing was that he scored the goal.”
“Some players attract criticism by default and Pogba is one of them.”
“Some people just don’t like the way he lives his life or plays his football and when you give a platform for people like that they are going to use it and start talking s**t.”
“The truth is that Pogs is a great player and he was the key man against Everton, scoring and assisting.”
“For me, he just needs to know that when he goes forward that the players behind him have his back.”
“I see him more as an attacking midfield player and us attacking players don’t like to defend, it’s normal!”
“But Pogba was everywhere against Everton, sprinting up and down the pitch and you are going to lose something playing like that, so he needs to know that Matic or Herrera have him covered.”
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Jose Mourinho side are back into Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they face Bournemouth at Dean Court.