Manchester United midfielder hailed for his creativity and commitment. It’s not Bruno Fernandes

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Former Premier League striker Darren Bent has praised Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba for proving his commitment to the club.

The Frenchman has responded well to criticisms over his future following comments from his agent Mino Raiola.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Manchester United’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa, Darren Bent said: “The turnaround since Paul Pogba’s agent came out with the comments has been superb.

“If ever you wanted to show people you were dedicated to playing for Man United and wanted to put performances in, he’s done that. He was superb and my man of the match.

“He played really well, inventive, creative and very good on the ball. He won the penalty as well and had a big influence on this game. Hopefully the consistency can continue because we don’t see that type of performance enough.”

Meanwhile, Dutch super agent Raiola has recently backtracked controversial comments by insisting Frenchman’s long-term future will be assessed in the summer.