Paul Pogba reveals two areas of his game he must improve

Tanya Simon
October 12, 2018

United's hard start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France's glory in Russian Federation, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team's "real leader" at the World Cup.

"I would have said "no, that's not something to say because you're not the manager".

Under him, United have won 79 of those contests - including last weekend's stunning 3-2 comeback against Newcastle United - giving him a 60% win percentage, while also losing 25 times.

United have endured a tumultuous start to the 2018-19 campaign, resulting in fierce speculation over manager Jose Mourinho's future, and the report suggests that the Portuguese could turn to a short-term deal for Ibrahimovic in a bid to steady the ship. "I've been lucky enough to experience that and take what I can from both of them".

"I could say what I felt, give messages and pass them on from the older players to the younger ones".

"It really pleased me to hear Adil say that", Pogba told AFP. "That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard", he said.

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The tall midfielder, said to be unsettled and chasing a move to Barcelona after being at loggerheads with manager Mourinho for the past year, has once again shown when it comes to being flashy on and off the pitch, there are few who can match him.

However, Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy following a 1-1 draw with Wolves and his relationship with Mourinho has broken down significantly.

And the former Juventus midfielder, who has scored twice and provided two assists in eight top-flight outings, said he has found it harder to motivate himself, having won the biggest prize of all in Russian Federation.

However, speaking ahead of France's friendly fixture against Iceland and Uefa Nations League showdown against Germany, Pogba stated that he does not need captain's armband to be a leader.

The France global believes he is capable of being a leader at United without having the captain's armband.

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