Paul Pogba claims Man Utd players ‘cheated’ teammates with poor performance

Paul Pogba has claimed the Manchester United players were wrong with their poor performance ahead of their strong return to form.

A terrible start to the season saw the Red Devils win just three of their first six Premier League games and leave the Champions League. However, they have only lost once in their last 13 games in all competitions – this is a Carabao Cup semi-final at Manchester City – and are behind their local rivals in the top flight. of a point.

Pogba is a player who has always come under criticism in recent years, but he told BT Sport expert and United legend Rio Ferdinand that a lack of effort had previously held the team back.

When asked what had changed recently, he said, quoted by the Daily Mail: “The mentality, play more as a team. To play much better together, to support much better together. No one is cheating. When I mean cheat – no one is running. less or not to make the effort to come back.

“It has always been a problem. When you are all together, it will always be easier.

Pogba scored the winner against Fulham | ADRIAN DENNIS / Getty Images

“If someone tries less, it’s going to be a little problem for the team. When you’re all together, you all work hard, you see the result. ”

United have the chance to jump City to the top of the Premier League when they face Sheffield United on Wednesday night, even though they will have played one game more than Pep Guardiola’s by the end of the evening’s action.

Pogba also spoke about his teammate Bruno Fernandes. The Portugal international has had a huge impact since signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last year and has recently been compared to United great Eric Cantona.

Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes
Pogba and Fernandes start to click together in United midfield | Pool / Getty Images

On the 26-year-old, World Cup winner Pogba added: “Since the arrival of Bruno (Fernandes) he has brought this energy, his assists, his scoring goals, his creativity. With me I am deeper, but it is forward to create as well.

“It’s always good to have two players who can create at all times. It’s okay with both of us, we’re doing really well. We are more complete as a team. ”

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