France international Paul Pogba doesn’t feel like the main man at Man Utd anymore, according to an Italian journalist.
The 28-year-old started the season off in brilliant form, contributing five assists in their opening two Premier League matches of the season.
He added two more assists against Newcastle United at the beginning of last month but his form has tailed off in the last four matches in all competitions.
Pogba had been seen as the major star at Man Utd before this summer with the French World Cup winner possessing global appeal.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Juventus in the summer transfer window has seen him take a back seat.
Ronaldo has already scored five goals in his first five matches for Man Utd after re-signing for the club on deadline day.
And Italian journalist Paolo Condo has claimed that Pogba doesn’t feel like the top man at Old Trafford after Ronaldo’s arrival.
“After the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pogba no longer feels like the great Manchester United star. He is no longer the center of attention. And in the last few matches Pogba’s performance has dropped a lot,” Condo told Sky Italia (via Sport Witness).
Meanwhile, former Man Utd striker Michael Owen thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s use of Pogba mirrors one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s old tactics at Old Trafford.
“This has been a problem for many, many years trying to get the best out of players like Paul Pogba,” Owen told BT Sport.
“I actually think that Ole knows his best team in certain games and I think he’s got two different teams for different scenarios and he’s not the only manager to do that.
“Sir Alex Ferguson done the exact same, a tough European game all of a sudden Park Ji-Sung would play, Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney would be pushed out on the left so it depends who they play against.
“If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has less respect for the team he’s playing against I think Paul Pogba plays central with one sitting midfielder and he’s braver.
“As soon as they play someone really difficult, they play a McTominay, Fred or someone of alike, and he gets pushed out to the left so I think that is consistent you know when he’s respecting a team or not because that’s exactly what happens every time.”
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