Scholes insists Pogba has been a 'big disappointment' at Man United

Paul Scholes insists Paul Pogba has been a ‘big DISAPPOINTMENT’ at Manchester United and slams him for ‘never learning’… despite believing the Frenchman still has the talent to be ‘world class’ ahead of Old Trafford exit

  • Paul Pogba’s contract at Manchester United will expire at the end of the season
  • His second stint at Old Trafford has failed to live up to initial expectations
  • Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG are among those who have been linked to Pogba 
  • Paul Scholes feels Pogba’s time at Old Trafford has been a ‘big disappointment’

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Paul Pogba saying that he has ‘never learned as a footballer’.

The Frenchman’s second stint at Old Trafford has failed to live up to its initial expectations, due to his inconsistent form and with the club unable to challenge for the game’s biggest competitions.

The 29-year-old seems to be on his last legs at the club, as he is expected to leave once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Paul Pogba is set to walk out of the Manchester United exit door at the end of his contract

Asked about Pogba’s imminent departure, Scholes told talkSport: ‘I was there when he was a kid and this lad has got absolutely everything you would want in a footballer and a midfield player.

‘His physique, he can run. I just don’t think he’s ever learned as a footballer, he constantly seems to make the same mistakes over and over again.

‘It’s disappointing, it looks like he’s going to leave. He’ll go somewhere, a manager will get a grip of him, and I think he’ll do really well, as he did at Juventus.

‘For some reason, at Man United, it hasn’t worked out. It’s a big disappointment. You see what he does with France.’

Pogba’s second stint at Old Trafford has failed to live up to its initial expectations

Scholes was still an active player during Pogba’s first stint at the club which lasted from 2009 to 2012.

Pogba went on to become an influential figure at Juventus, helping them win four back-to-back Serie A titles and helping them reach the Champions League final in a losing effort to Barcelona in 2015.

He has also reminded people of his obvious talents whenever he has put a French shirt on.

Pogba was a leader in the dressing room as France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Paul Scholes has slammed Pogba for repeatedly ‘making the same mistakes’ at United

Pogba has failed to live up to his performances that he has delivered for France and Juventus

At United, his moments of brilliance have been too far and few between for the club and their supporter’s liking.

Scholes though still believes Pogba has the talent to become ‘world class’.

He said:  ‘People see him the wrong way. He’s a nice lad, he wants to work and learn. I hope he goes on and does really well. We all know he’s got the ability and talent to be world class.’

Pogba is currently out of action after limping off just five minutes into their 4-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.

United fans showed their displeasure at Pogba earlier this month, when he was booed by his own supporters during their 3-2 victory over Norwich earlier this month.  

The Frenchman limped off and was jeered by the travelling support against Liverpool

Pogba is still hopeful of playing again by the end of the season after suffering a calf injury

Despite speculation that he had played his last game for the club, the Frenchman is still hopeful of wearing the United jersey again by the end of the season.

He tweeted during his side’s loss to Arsenal: ‘Absolutely gutted to not be able to help the team in today’s game. I will work even harder to come back stronger and hopefully before the end of the season. 

‘It’s not over,’ he added. ‘Thank you all for your support, United we would stand!’

Should he leave the club as expected he will be available to sign on a free this summer.  

Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are long-term admirers of the midfielder, while there have been reports suggesting he has not ruled out a move to a Premier League rival.

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