Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has struggled to consistently replicate his Juventus form in a Manchester United shirt and was dropped for the last two matches before returning for the defeat to Valencia.
Pogba failed to impress as Valencia beat Manchester United 2-1 on Wednesday night in Spain.
Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has pointed the finger at Jose Mourinho for Paul Pogba’s struggles in a Manchester United shirt after suggesting the midfielder would be one of the best in the world under Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp.
“I’m of the opinion that he is totally world class playing in a certain team in a certain way,” Owen said on BT Sport.
“I’m almost siding with him because I don’t think the way the team plays or the way the manager manages him is conducive to getting the best out of him.
“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.
“I think he makes so many bad decisions in games, which is frustrating because if he was playing as he should.
“If he was playing under a Guardiola or a Klopp or someone like that I think we’d be looking at certainly one of the best few players in the world, but at the moment we can’t say that.
“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.”