Saha chastises Pogba for ‘attack comments

Annette Crawford
October 12, 2018

Pogba has made no references to United in his media comments this week, but a former France World Cup victor has suggested he has been a little too vocal in his public comments this season.

Pogba believes being in the World Cup-winning France team is in itself a big achievement and he never plays to get the armband.

Asked about his motivations after reaching the pinnacle with France in the summer, Pogba told Le Figaro: 'I'm not satisfied, I'm still very hungry. Yes, I think there are things that should not be done from the players' side and from the manager and above. A leader is not someone who has the armband on.

'You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband.


He cited former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, a teammate of Pogba's at Juventus, as someone who could be relied upon to "show you the way on the pitch". He is a true leader.

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha on Tuesday criticised French midfielder Paul Pogba for speaking out and undermining manager Jose Mourinho with his recent "attack, attack, attack" comments.

However, following the break, there was an evident step in terms of the performance levels and Pogba was one of those who stepped up his game after Mourinho made a decision to play him in a deeper midfield role than his usual position. I need to be even more decisive, to score more goals, ' he said.

'The same person that decides that Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person who decides that Paul was the second captain. "I would never say it's me, it's the squad who put me in that position, who gave me the freedom to express myself".

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