Scholes in relentless attack on Pogba as he names biggest Man Utd fear

Paul Scholes has said that he “fears” for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, claiming that Paul Pogba could continue to cause problems on his return from injury.

Scholes in relentless attack on Pogba as he names biggest Man Utd fear

Scholes in relentless attack on Pogba as he names biggest Man Utd fear

United‘s 2-0 defeat to Burnley on Wednesday night confirmed the club’s worst start to a league season in 30 years, the Red Devils picking up 34 points from 24 games.

The club’s struggles have come partly due to injuries, with key injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba restricting their options in midfield.

United are struggling for goals up top too, with Marcus Rashford out for the foreseeable future with a serious back injury.

Pogba has suffered two separate foot injuries this season and his layoff has come with criticism, as well as questions over his future, with the Frenchman heavily linked for months with an exit from Old Trafford.

Speaking to Premier League Productions after the defeat to Burnley, Scholes expressed his belief that Pogba is set on leaving, even if he returns from injury.

“I don’t think Pogba is on his way back [from injury] and even if he is on way back, he’ll be moaning about something else to try and not play – try to get his move away from the club,” the pundit said.

Speaking generally about United’s current struggles, he said: “We keep going on about the players that are missing but that squad of players, that team tonight, should be enough to beat Burnley.

“I fear for the next four or five weeks because I don’t think any of them players are coming back quickly.

“I don’t think McTominay is coming back. Marcus Rashford is looking like being out for three months.

 

 

“[Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] is stuck with these players for the next six weeks and he has got to somehow coach these players and work these players to get a bit of confidence back.

“They need to try and get some results – they’ve got some hard games in the next few weeks. This is a really tough time for them.”

In other United news, Solskjaer reportedly still has the faith of the club’s board despite the recent slump.

However, the Norwegian has overtaken Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as the bookmakers’ next favourite to be sacked.

Solskjaer addressed United’s soft under belly at set-pieces after Burnley’s opener at Old Trafford.

“That’s disappointing, definitely,” said Solskjaer.

“And it needs fixing and that’s on the pitch, on the training ground. It has to be done and football nowadays, 30 or 40 per cent is probably set-plays, a few counter-attacks, maybe 30 per cent and open, like longer attacks, 30 per cent.”

 

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