Pogba nowhere near the level of Scholes, says pundit

Date published: Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:28

Neil Lennon is the latest pundit to take a shot at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and claimed he is nowhere near the level of Paul Scholes.

Pogba produced a brilliant piece of skill on the touchline to avoid several CSKA Moscow players and laid on a goal for Romelu Lukaku in the 2-1 Champions League win, but former Celtic boss Lennon was not impressed.

Lennon, 46, has criticised Pogba’s passing – with his accuracy last night at 81 per cent, which was joint-second lowest of the United outfield players.

Lennon told Irish television channel TV3: “I know he set up the goal. [But] for me the goal was more about Lukaku than Pogba.

“The amount of times he gave the ball away cheaply under no pressure was a high percentage.

“That’s not what I would want from a £100million player.”

Lennon believes Pogba, who has scored three goals and grabbed six assists in 12 appearances this season, is not tactically aware – an idea also supported by Graeme Souness.

“Compare Paul Pogba to Paul Scholes in terms of goals, assists, running the game, even with Roy [Keane] in his heyday and its night and day,” added Lennon

“He’s got no tactical discipline on the pitch.

“I think he’s got good qualities but for £100m I’m expecting a lot more from him.”

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