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‘I wouldn't believe a word he says’ - Roy Keane slams Manchester United star Paul Pogba

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840   //    25 Apr 2019, 13:00 IST

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What's the story?

Former Manchester United icon Roy Keane slammed superstar Paul Pogba, stating that he won't believe a word he says.

In case you didn't know...

Since his return to Manchester United for a mega deal in 2016, Pogba has proved himself to be an asset for the club. But there are rumours linking Pogba with a move away from the club after enduring a roller-coaster season at Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old endured a rough couple of months under former boss Jose Mourinho but got back to his usual groove once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge in December. With 13 goals and 9 assists in the Premier League, Pogba has helped United in the race for a top four spot. But Pogba seemed toothless in the recent matches which saw the Red Devils succumbing to their seventh defeat in nine matches.

Pogba was one of the key players for France as they lifted the World Cup last year and there is still a couple of years left in his current contract with Manchester United. But the midfielder himself flaunted his admiration towards Real Madrid and even Zinedine Zidane revealed that he admires the midfielder.

Manchester United are currently sixth in the Premier League table, three points off from fourth placed Chelsea. 

The heart of the matter

Roy Keane did not hide his discontent regarding Pogba and claimed that Pogba plays for himself.

In an interview with Sky sports, former United star said:

"I wouldn't believe a word he says, there's no meaning to it If you're going to be a good team-mate you have to run back and defend. They said it was heated against Everton – I heard they threw their hair gel at each other." 
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"He's a talented boy, but we've seen him not sprinting back. He's a mature player who's won big trophies and I don't think he leads by example from what I see." 
"He's a really talented player but you need more than talent. The really top players make their team and their team-mates better. He doesn't do that. He plays for himself." 

What's next?

After losing 2-0 to City, United will take on Chelsea next in the Premier League.

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