Keane references Liverpool legend after launching scathing attack on Man Utd misfit Pogba

Roy Keane cited the words of Liverpool legend Bill Shankly as he listed several reasons why Paul Pogba isn’t good enough for Man Utd.

Man Utd have stuttered out of the starting gate in the current season.

Just two victories from five league matches had been registered prior to their clash with Arsenal, with much of the conversation regarding the club surrounding the make-up of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield.

New signing Donny Van de Beek has had to settle for rare outings from the bench, while club record signing Pogba has also been absent from the starting eleven on multiple occasions.

The dynamic Frenchman has long been a topic for debate for fans and pundits alike, but Keane believes Pogba’s displays over recent seasons simply haven’t been up to scratch.

“Pogba’s performances over the last few years for United to me haven’t been good enough. It’s as simple as that,” he told Sky Sports (via The Mirror).

“We talk about energy but you need more than energy in midfield for Man United. You need creativity. You need lads with a bit of character and heart.

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“And Pogba hasn’t done enough, I think it was Bill Shankly who said years ago, ‘sometimes with players they turn up and you don’t know what you’re going to get’. Pogba is like that. That is no good to you if you want to win league titles.

“For all Pogba’s talent, he should be in the team, but he doesn’t do enough. He doesn’t do the other side of the game.

“He doesn’t show enough spirit, enough fight. He has talent but that’s not enough to play in midfield for Manchester United. You need a bit more than that.”

 

Keane calls for Van de Beek chance

The Irishman then turned his attentions to Man Utd’s new Dutch midfielder, and insisted Solskjaer should be selecting his midfield with an eye on attack, not defence.

He added: “There’s an obsession at the moment of protecting the back four, but United lack creativity going forward.

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“Fernandes has been brilliant, obviously Van de Beek hasn’t had a look in. I’d like to see him (Van de Beek) there.

“Why not? I’ve seen McTominay in there, players like Fred, Matic. They’ve all had a go but to me they’ve not done enough, they’ve not been consistent enough for me, in terms of Man United closing the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

“I’m not on about when they’re competing with teams in the middle of the table, they need to be competing against the likes of Liverpool and Man City.

“When you talk about energy; the amount of arguments I had playing in midfield with centre halves. Everyone is obsessed with protecting your back four. United need a bit more than that.”

 

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