‘Does he get United out of the mire and dig deep? The answer is no’: Paul Pogba slammed by former Manchester United hero Teddy Sheringham who questions French star’s desire and says he should be replaced
- Teddy Sheringham has hit out at Paul Pogba’s role at Manchester United
- Former United striker claims he does not have desire to play for the club
- Sheringham compared Pogba to ex-team-mates Roy Keane and Dwight Yorke
- Also claimed United are way off competing for the Premier League title
- However he is confident Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking the team forward
Teddy Sheringham believes Paul Pogba lacks the desire to succeed at Manchester United and has called on his former club to pursue other options to replace him in midfield.
Pogba has struggled to consistently hit top form since making a world record £89million move to United in 2016 and has has endured a torrid campaign this term hampered by injury.
But Sheringham, who scored 46 goals in 153 games for United before ending his four-year spell in 2001 claims United lack the same leaders than during his time at the club and questioned Pogba’s role in the dressing room.
Former Manchester United starTeddy Sheringham questioned Paul Pogba’s desire on Tuesday
‘They need to recruit in the right manner, get the right people out. The big one for me is Pogba – a lot of talk about him,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘You mention top players, captains, when things weren’t going right in our time, Roy Keane put things right, he would drive things, on, dig deep and have a say in every game we played in because of his desire.
‘Look at Pogba does he have that desire? Yes he is talented but does he get United out of the mire and dig deep?
Pogba has struggled to make an impact since his £89million move to United in 2016
Sheringham believes United lack the leadership shown by the likes of former captain Roy Keane. They are pictured together in a match against Arsenal in 1999
‘For me the answer is no, it is good to be cocky and arrogant at the right time, Dwight Yorke had that but he had the desire to put things right at he right times and I don’t think Pogba has that so it would be best to get someone else in with the right desire to drag Manchester United on.’
Ahead of the Premier League’s proposed restart in June, United will be looking for a return to the Champions League next term.
They currently sit fifth place in the Premier League with nine games to go but are in the hunt for the top four just three points behind Chelsea.
(From left) Ronny Johnsen, Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dwight Yorke and Denis Irwin celebrate winning the Champions League in 1999
However despite admitting United are a long way off trying to win their first Premier League crown since 2013, Sheringham is encouraged by the progress being made by his former team-mate and current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with whom he helped United lift the treble in 1999.
‘Look at Liverpool and City, they are a long way off,’ he added.
‘I like what Ole is doing, he has a nice feel at the club and I think he has steadied the ship and things are going in the right direction but they are still a long, long way off challenging for the championship.’
Sheringham believes Solskjaer is taking United in the right direction under his management
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