Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant claims Pogba is not world-class

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Ex-Manchester United coach, Rene Meulensteen, has said that Paul Pogba isn’t anywhere near world class, and he would never describe him as such.

Meulensteen made the claim when speaking recently with Stadium Astro, and according to him, his reason is because while Pogba is a very talented player, he doesn’t put in enough hard work in his performances to reach his full potentials.

He said, “You can have all the talent in the world but it’s about hard work, and it’s hard work that brings that quality to the surface.

“For me, he hasn’t worked hard enough. I can see it all the time, it’s too slow, it’s laboured and there is no urgency about it and other teams can capitalise on it.

“He is a very talented player. Everyone keeps talking about him – he’s world-class, he’s world-class.

“I would never use world-class so easily because I know players past and present and they deserve the accolade of being world-class. In my opinion, Paul doesn’t deserve that in any shape or form because I don’t think he’s lived up to expectations.”

Pogba has had a bad start to the new football season, as he continues to receive backlash from critics and fans for his behaviour on and off the pitch.

The Frenchman’s latest atrocity was his lacklustre performance against Arsenal, which also saw him concede a foul that led to a penalty against the Gunners.