Phil Neville calls Paul Pogba’s omission from Man Utd XI “shameful”

Describing Paul Pogba’s omission from XI’s Man Utd start as “utterly shameful”, Phil Neville believes the Frenchman is essential to any future success of the club.

Pogba found themselves among the substitutes again on both Wednesday and Saturday as United’s week was filled with mixed fortunes.

The Red Devils disappointed Istanbul Basaksehir by taking all three points from the clash with Everton.

It was not until the 82nd minute for Pogba to get a run-out at Goodison Park after playing just over half an hour in Turkey, infuriating Neville with confusion.

“I still find it utterly shameful that Pogba is not on this team,” Neville told Premier League Productions.


Pogba was among the submarines against Everton for the second year in a row
Pogba was among the submarines against Everton for the second year in a row

“For United to win a league, for United to be successful, for United to play the style of football that Ole expects, Pogba must play.”

“You can play one of them [Nemanja] Matic, Fred or [Scott] McTominay and then you play Pogba [Bruno] Fernandes. “

So far this season, Pogba has made more appearances as a sub than as a starter (six versus five).

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He has been criticized after losing to Arsenal last weekend after giving away the crucial penalty late which he described as “tired”.

It was Fernandes who stole the show and scored twice on Saturday to pull United down by a goal and take the lead before Sub-Edinson Cavani sealed the added-time win.

Fernandes was given permission to move into midfield, aided by a double pivot from Fred and McTominay, who wiped any danger away from United’s defense.

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The Frenchman has appeared more often as a submarine than a starter this season
The Frenchman has appeared more often as a submarine than a starter this season

When asked if Pogba is disciplined enough to play a deeper role, Neville said, “Probably not no, but I’d rather go out and score goals, go out and aim for victory the Manchester United way with Pogba on the team at .

“I know I said he wanted to go, didn’t want to be there and his disagreements, but I still think he’s one of the best midfielders.

“So I think, why isn’t Paul Pogba on this team?”



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