Manchester United legend Phil Neville has labelled the omission of Paul Pogba from the Man Utd starting XI as an “absolutely disgrace” as he feels Paul would be key to any success the club will achieve.
Pogba didn’t make the starting XI for the second game running since the 1-0 loss to Arsenal.
United retuned back to winning ways at the Goodison Park coming back from a disappointing defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir.
OGS introduced Pogba to the game in the 82nd minute to play the remaining eighth minutes of the game despite the frenchman not even playing more than 30 minutes in the UCL.
“I still think it’s absolutely disgraceful that Pogba can’t get in that team,” Neville told Premier League Productions.
“For United to win a league, for United to be successful, for United to play the style of football that Ole wants them to play then Pogba has to play.
“You can play one of them [Nemanja] Matic, Fred or [Scott] McTominay and then you play Pogba with [Bruno] Fernandes.”
The Red Devils have not had it rosey since the start of the campaign, having started with a home defeat to Crystal Palace and a 6-1 thrashing by Spurs at one end of the scale, a fantastic 2-1 and 5-0 win over PSG and RB Leipzig respectively.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner was criticized after giving away a penalty in the 1-0 loss to rivals Arsenal which he put down to being “tired”.
Bruno Fernandes came to the party as Manchester United defeated Everton at their own ground on Saturday, scoring twice to put United level and also ahead in the first period, before substitue Edinson Cavani sealed the win late in the game.
Fernandes was saddled with the responsibility of creating scoring opportunities for the team while Fred and McTominay who played behind him in midfield protected the back four.
Phil was asked if Pogba is disciplined enough to play in a defensive midfield role, Neville said:
“Probably not no but I’d rather go out there and score goals, go out there and go for the win playing the Manchester United way with Pogba in the team.
“I know I’ve said about him wanting to leave, not wanting to be there and his inconsistencies but I still think he’s one of the best midfielders around.
“That’s why I’m thinking.