English Premiership

Gary Neville labels Pogba a YouTube player

2018-03-06 13:55
Paul Pogba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Gary Neville has criticised Paul Pogba for performing as if "everything he does is like a YouTube or Instagram video" during the first half of Manchester United’s come-from-behind win at Crystal Palace.

The United midfielder gave the ball away with a long attempted pass before Andros Townsend gave Palace a 1-0 half-time lead at Selhurst Park.

Palace made it 2-0 through Patrick van Aanholt early in the second half but the visitors rallied through goals from Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku before Nemanja Matic’s stoppage-time stunner earned them all three points.

That had looked highly unlikely during a poor first 45 minutes and Pogba’s display drew the ire of former United defender Neville.

"His great weakness is that he plays like he’s playing in the park with his mates," said Neville during the half-time analysis on Sky Sports.

"It’s like everything he does is like a YouTube or Instagram video. It’s like it’s not serious, it’s like a joke to him in terms of the way he goes about things.

"It’s no wonder (manager) Jose Mourinho has left him out for the past few weeks a number of times."

Neville was also critical of the lack of chemistry between Pogba’s team-mates.

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