Michael Owen reveals the one player Paul Pogba should try to emulate this season

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Paul Pogba remains Manchester United's record signing after his £92 million move from Juventus back in the summer of 2016.

The Frenchman - who won the World Cup earlier this year - has failed to reach the standard he managed at Juventus alongside the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.

Jose Mourinho has appeared to have an ongoing feud with Pogba over the 25-year-old's lack of focus and questionable mentality this season.

Pogba had been dropped by Mourinho for United's last two games against Fulham and Arsenal, so was expected to impress after he was recalled against Valencia, but yet another laboured performance has once again put Pogba's position at the club in question.

Michael Owen - who was a pundit for BT Sport for the Valencia game - was disappointed with what he saw of Pogba but didn't place the entirety of the blame on the United midfielder.

"I’m of the opinion that he is totally world-class playing in a certain team in a certain way," Owen said.

"I think the manager has to take some of the blame – the system, the way he plays.

"I remember when he first signed they were trying all kinds of midfielders in and around him trying to get the best out of him."


Should a player be given the privilege of having specific players around him just so he can look good?

Well that is for another debate, but Owen believes that there is one person in particular that Pogba should focus on in order to improve.


"I feel sorry for him from that point of view but, as a player, it is frustrating when you watch him because he still looks like a 16 or 17-year-old learning the game.

"I think he could do a lot worse than just going to watch a load of videos of Paul Scholes – see when to play one touch, see when to take loads of touches, when to beat players."

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