The French footballer believes the Red Devils need to “go back to the basics” in order to return to their winning ways.
Manchester United was trashed 4-0 by Everton in the English Premier League this weekend.
And for Paul Pogba, the key to return to the winning ways is simple:
“The key thing is to go back to the basics. It is really simple, but it is really hard because the basic things are working for your team-mates, stay in your position, defend, don’t let the player cross, win the second ball – those things, we don’t really talk about this, but they are details that make the difference in a game,” he explained to Sky Sports.
“You go for it and you go for scoring a goal, not just to cross the ball. Those things like that are just basics but they are so important.”
“I wouldn’t say it is the same situation [from a year ago], because they need to win as well, they really need it and so do we,” Pogba said about the match against Manchester City on Wednesday.
“We are both in a race for something – them for the title and us for the Champions League for fourth or third place – so it is going to be a tough one and a very important one.”
“This rivalry has always been there, even when I was in the U18s and we would play against City. This derby just wants love, adrenaline, you play for the shirt with two teams in the same city and you just want to beat them,” he added.
“You can see that those games are very intense and it is beautiful to play in those games because you get the experience, you have the crowd that is behind you and they just push you. To win those games is really beautiful. It feels like it is different from other games.”
“We are Manchester United and we play to win trophies. Last year, we didn’t win any and this year again and now we don’t get into the top four, obviously is a very disappointing season,” he said.
“It is not good at all for this club.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2019