Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes really dented Pogba’s ego when he joined the club, Paul Parker has said. Paul recently revealed that he is happy to see Pogba finally raising his game after playing in Bruno’s shadow for several weeks.
According to him, Pogba’s recent good form is simply as a result of the Frenchman getting tired of being overshadowed by Fernandes, and he hopes he can maintain his good performance for long.
Parker added that it is good to see how competition for places in the MUFC squad has led to lots of improvement from the players.
His words, “In 2020 he was been playing in the shadow of Fernandes and that will have dented his ego,”
“Pogba was signed for a big fee; his marketability and profile – as well as his playing ability – suited Manchester United.”
“But the best profile you can ever have is to be an excellent footballer, and while Fernandes came in with a much lower profile, his status has outgrown Pogba’s and for the right reasons: he’s at the top of the tree for being brilliant.
“And you can’t beat competition. In any industry, if competition comes along and you just sulk about it, then you’re not going to survive. You have to improve to get respect.
“Fernandes quickly became the key man when he arrived and it became Manchester United and Fernandes, not Pogba. It was Pogba before for the wrong reasons, now it’s Fernandes for goals and assists.
“United need that from Pogba now to challenge for the title, for him to not drop below a 7/10 in any game.”
“No one has won the league title yet, it’s only January,”
“United have an opportunity in the FA Cup against Liverpool, who are still beset by a few injuries. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks he has a strong squad then use it.”
“It is better to not have three holding players on the pitch, instead go and put players out there who are going to try to win a game of football.
“United are on a great run, and are in a good place, but they can improve that by beating Liverpool. The Red Devils can win it. The players will want it.
“Even under lockdown, you don’t want to be a United player around Manchester, having lost to Liverpool.”
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