Manchester United legend Gary Neville showed no mercy for Paul Pogba while hammering his “really poor” display in Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona.
After scoring both goals in United’s 2-1 win against West Ham last weekend, Pogba had another forgettable outing as a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona knocked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side out of the Champions League.
The French midfielder starred when Solskjaer first took charge in December, but appears to be heading back to the form he originally displayed under Jose Mourinho.
And now Neville has slammed Pogba’s lack of focus and interest.
“Pogba’s now playing how he was pre-Ole’s arrival,” He told beIN Sports.
“I thought he was really poor, rolling his foot over the ball all the time, playing for himself, not popping it off and moving, didn’t look interested at times.
“But he’s a great player, and can be a great player, he just needs to get that focus back.”
Despite a bright start at Camp Nou on Tuesday night from United, Messi put Barcelona ahead in the 16th-minute of the match.
Following a mistake from keeper David de Gea, the Argentine superstar added a second four minutes later before Philippe Coutinho’s stunning second-half strike sealed an impressive 3-0 win for Barcelona
Speaking on De Gea’s error, Neville urged the Spaniard to explain what happened.
“I don’t know where it came from,” said the former defender.
“I know people have said De Gea has made some mistakes in the last 12 months – but not many like that for Manchester United. I can’t think of any like that for Manchester United.
“I think it’s important when you make a mistake of that nature, in your home country, he’s now an experienced player. I hope he’s the one who comes out and explains it. I think that would bode well for him.”
United will next head over to Everton for a Premier League match on Sunday.
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