Manchester United need more leaders, says Paul Scholes
"[Pogba] had another really poor game. He's so inconsistent."
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 20/08/18 12:59pm
Paul Scholes claims there is a lack of leaders in the Manchester United squad, labelling stand-in captain Paul Pogba “inconsistent”.
After the game, Pogba admitted his side approached Brighton with the wrong attitude, and Scholes questions whether the 2018 World Cup winner is the right man to be wearing the armband for the Red Devils.
"There's a lack of leaders in the team, that's why we thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there tonight. He had another really poor game. He's so inconsistent," Scholes told Optus Sport.
Scholes feels Anthony Martial's poor display at the Amex can be blamed, in part, by a lack of service from Pogba to the forward.
"Lukaku can do it [win games]. Martial can do it. Martial, in that first half - what was he on for? 55 minutes? An hour? He got one ball down the left-hand side in the first half," Scholes added.
"And he absolutely flew past the right-back. I can't remember another time when you get the ball to him. As a midfield player for United, your job is to get the ball to your best players who can hurt [the opposition].
"But the Man United midfield players could never do it. They couldn't get a ball in to Lukaku, they couldn't get a ball in to Martial and they couldn't get a ball in to [Marcus] Rashford when he came on."
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