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Paul Scholes impressed with Paul Pogba at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Scholes has praised Paul Pogba for the way he has settled into life in the Premier League since joining Manchester United over the summer.

The Frenchman, ever since arriving for a world record £89m back in August, has attracted criticism for supposedly failing to justify his lofty price tag.

He has, however, displayed unavoidable signs of brilliance under Jose Mourinho this season, forming a fundamental part of a growingly settled midfield alongside Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick.

And Scholes, speaking earlier this week, was quick to hand praise to the Frenchman for the way he has conducted himself this season.

“I think Paul Pogba has done well, I know he’s had a bit of criticism but from what I’ve seen he’s a brave young player,” he said.

“He’s always willing to take the ball, he’ll try stuff he’ll try passes and shots on goal. I think he’s had a good first season settling back into England as it’s not always easy but I think he’s done alright.”

You can criticise Pogba’s execution of various skills all you like; no midfielder is perfect and, having just turned 24, there is more than enough time for the Frenchman to keep developing.

What can never question under any circumstances, however, is Pogba’s commitment to the cause; he has never shirked away from anything, displaying a propensity for wanting to dominate every single aspect of a midfield battle. Some say he tries to do too much; I would say, in response, that this is the perfect attitude for someone expected to function at the heart of United’s midfield for a number of years.

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