Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes has backed Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba to the bench against Arsenal by saying that the Frenchman cannot be trusted.
Mourinho put up the changes for United’s meeting with Arsenal at Old Trafford, making seven in total from the team that drew 2-2 with Southampton.
Pogba’s demotion was certainly the headline news and before the game, Mourinho explained that both he and Romelu Lukaku had been left out for ‘technical and tactical’ reasons
Speaking on BT Sport as quoted in Metro Uk Scholes said:
“Pogba was poor at the weekend [against Southampton]. He can’t trust him, how can you trust him when he’s giving the ball away so often?”
“You think about him at Juventus where he was very good, but he always played in a wider position”
“The manager there Allegri couldn’t trust him in that central position. This is the performance you get from him where he can’t seem to pass a ball without doing a trick or a flick.”
“You just hope someday the penny will drop with him. He’s getting to an age now where you think it should be but performances are showing it’s taking him too long for him to become a mature player.”
This is the second time this season that Pogba has not featured in Mourinho’s starting line-up for a Premier League following his injury-enforced absence against Manchester City last month.
Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard, who came on as a substitute against Southampton, were all preferred to Pogba in Mourinho’s new-look 5-3-2 formation.
Pogba put up an abysmal performance on the South Coast on Saturday, misplacing a number of passes and receiving a caution for a wild lunge on his former Juventus teammate Mario Lemina.