Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba was the star of Euro 2020 before France’s elimination, Wayne Rooney has said. He recently revealed that he just hopes the Frenchman can replicate his international form at his club.
According to him, he really fancied France to win the tournament from the start and it was really disappointing to see them bow out early.
Rooney added that the passes Pogba played to Benzema and Mbappe during the competition were absolutely incredible.
His words, “Like a lot of people, I fancied the French to be champions and as a team they were a massive disappointment.”
“That was a particular shame for Paul Pogba. He had been the player of the tournament until they went out. The passes [he] played for Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe were incredible.”
“It helped him to have N’Golo Kante as his midfield partner but I think the biggest reason that Paul’s performances were so good was his positioning.”
“He was playing deeper than we normally see him for Manchester United and this meant that he was able to pick the ball up in areas of the pitch where he had the time and room to pick a pass.”
“Give Paul time and space and he has the ability and imagination to really hurt the opposition,” Rooney added. “Mbappe had a poor Euros overall but he did contribute to Paul’s success.”
“Teams sat off France because they were worried about Mbappe’s pace, which helped buy Paul that bit of room to play in, and Mbappe’s ability to run in behind allowed Paul to play a type of pass that he is so good at, the brave through ball right down the middle of the pitch.”
“At United, if Marcus Rashford can develop his game and be encouraged to start making those Mbappe-style runs in behind, I believe you would see Paul doing more of what he does for his country in a club shirt.”
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