Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Pogba should have kept views to himself - Saha

Pogba should have kept views to himself - Saha

Manchester United's manager has always been keen to add to his defence, and having not been granted the money to sign Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng or Harry Maguire in the summer, Mourinho is still set on a major signing.

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has criticised compatriot Paul Pogba for putting pressure on manager Jose Mourinho after claiming that his side should attack more following their 1-1 draw with Wolves.

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".

"We like challenges too, we have goals. I'd like to do that".

He now serves as an assistant to Mourinho after retiring last season.

Pogba has joined up with the France squad this week and was asked about the possibility of captaining his country in the near future.

You're picking the top three, top five - two of them you'd say Jose or Sir Alex are right up there. "You don't have to be captain to speak". "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".

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.

"For me, the problem is the directors in the office because they made a decision to take him".

"You look at Frank (Lampard at Derby) and I know Stevie (Gerrard) done a year with the younger lads at Liverpool, but he's gone straight in at Rangers and it looks like it comes natural to them".

"I can't pick out one of them".

The ex-Tottenham and West Ham player is not the first United star to get a chance to coach at the club he loves - a bond that is plain to see in his upcoming autobiography "Between the Lines".

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