MX23RW : Thursday, February 21 18:51:56

Roy Keane: 'Paul Pogba needs more experienced players around him'

Keane: 'Pogba needs more help around him'
© Offside
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane says that Red Devils playmaker Paul Pogba needs more experienced players around him to help the Old Trafford club improve.

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has suggested that Paul Pogba is suffering from a lack of experienced players around him at Old Trafford.

Pogba returned to United from Juventus for a world-record fee in 2016 but has since gone through a testing two seasons at the club, which have reportedly seen the Frenchman endure a fractured relationship with coach Jose Mourinho.

"I like him, I think he's a good player, a good kid," Republic of Ireland assistant Keane told reporters ahead of his country's friendly fixture with France. "He probably needs better help around him, good influences around the training ground."

"I was the luckiest man on the planet when I was a player. I always had good lads around me, senior players who led by example. Pogba probably doesn't have that at United.

"He's a good player. Would he feel he could have had a better season? Probably. Usually the good players are quite critical of themselves. When you play for Man United and you don't win a trophy you probably would be critical of yourself."

Pogba finished as United's top assist-maker in the Premier League this season, setting up 10 goals across a campaign that saw Mourinho's side finish second in the standings.


Click here for more stories about Jose Mourinho

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Read Next:
Man Utd 'to offer Pogba for Ronaldo'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account