Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba has recently come under heavy scrutiny for failing to leave up to his bidding but his compatriot and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has attributed his below par performances to how wrongly he’s been utilised as compared to N’golo Kante, according to reports.
Pogba has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons and the criticism he drew from Man United defeat to Tottenham forced Jose Mourinho to drop him to the bench in their subsequent game. Mctominay played in his stead and the youngster earned so much plaudit for his barnstorming display.
Pogba was handed another starting berth against Newcastle United in a Premier League game last Sunday but the star had little or no impact as the Red Devils succumbed a shocking defeat.
The French midfielder received tongue-lashes after the game as fans compared him to the diminutive Chelsea anchor midfielder N’golo Kante but Henry has succeeded to lay bare the difference between the stars.
‘I don’t think he is a holding midfielder. I didn’t think I was a winger but then I went to Barcelona and they asked me to do a job and [Jose] Mourinho is asking him to do a job,’ Henry told Sky Sports.
‘But does he have an impact on a game as a holding midfielder in the same way he had an impact against Everton or his Juventus days? At Juventus he used to play in a certain position where they clearly didn’t trust him in the middle of the park so they played him more on the sides. Then when he is on the ball he can have an amazing impact on the game.
‘Can he do a job? Yes he can do a job, but is he N’Golo Kante? No. Kante senses dangers and knows what the ball is going to be. But he has that in his DNA. Paul Pogba has more in his DNA to be up there, create, try to do some skills like we saw against Everton.’
Nonetheless, you cannot argue the fact that on their day, both players are world class stars and they will continue to be highly rated.
Meanwhile, Man United are now only two points above Liverpool on the Premier League log and they have only succeeded in putting more pressure on themselves.