Michael Owen gives his opinion on Paul Pogba's potential at Man Utd

Paul Pogba

Manchester United fans are probably looking forward to the upcoming international break.

It's been a tumultuous time for the club in the last two weeks, with the Red Devils currently on a four-game winless streak.

Manager Jose Mourinho is falling out with all the club's big names and there appears to be a distinct lack of effort on the pitch.

A loss to Newcastle on the weekend may even spell the end for the 'Special One'.

The biggest aspect of the United saga has been the public squabbling between Mourinho and Paul Pogba.

It appears as if the club cannot move forward if both men remain at Old Trafford.

A real sad state of affairs and former United striker Michael Owen has spoken the truth about Pogba's potential in a United shirt.

Owen told the Daily Star about Pogba: “I think he’s a great player, although I find it quite frustrating watching him. Considering his age he ought to know a lot more and play a lot more maturely than he does.

“Consistency comes with maturity, but again there’s mitigating circumstances with the manager and things like that. Under Ferguson he would be the best player in the world.

Pogba in action vs Valencia

“He got the best out of players and would see the unbelievable talent. You look at the likes of Eric Cantona.

“Even if he did something that everyone sees is wrong, Ferguson would still make a case and make allowances for players like that, because he realised how important they are.

“Mourinho has a long list of players…you look at Mohammed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, players like that. Now Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

“There’s no question that they’ve been better in different teams and I think you could say that about a lot of his players. Mourinho has improved some players - but the majority of those are defenders.”

Pogba & Mourinho

It's a big claim, but he may just be right.

Everyone saw Pogba flourish for France at the World Cup and with someone like Ferguson guiding him, the sky would be his limit.

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