Pogba speaks on importance of having a winning mentality

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Paul Pogba has stressed the need for Manchester United players to have a winning mentality, and try to win each game they play, no matter the team.

The Red Devils recently secured their ninth successive away win against West Ham, after trailing initially, and will be playing two tough opponents in Manchester City and RB Leipzig in the coming days.

Speaking to the official Man United website after the win against West Ham, the Frenchman spoke of the need for his teammates to approach every game like a final, especially with so much at stake.

“Always. It has to be inside,” he said. “I mean, always. We cannot afford to lose and be happy with a loss or a draw.

“We have to be bad losers, that’s what we have to be, and always want to win. Even 1-0 or 6-5… We have to win. That’s what we want. For sure, we have two big games coming up. We have RB Leipzig and we have Manchester City.

“We know that those are two very important games, decisive games. We have to carry on this mentality of winning, always. That’s what the club is about and we want to carry on this and what we did in the second half. And yeah, that’s it.”

Pogba is definitely on point with his comments. We have to keep winning if we want progress, and it’s important we do it against the big sides too, starting with Tuesday’s champions league tie against RB Leipzig, which could see us through to the round of 16.