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Jamie Redknapp: This Man United Player Goes Missing In Big Games



Paul Pogba goes missing in big games

Jamie Redknapp: Paul Pogba goes missing in big games

Jamie Redknapp thinks Paul Pogba goes missing in big games and wants to see more from the Frenchman.

Ahead of Sunday’s EFL Cup final at Wembley, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has criticised United record-signing Paul Pogba for failing to produce in his side’s biggest games this season so far.

Paul Pogba completed a world-record £89m move to Old Trafford from Serie A side Juventus in the summer transfer window following the appointment of Mourinho in May.

The France international has scored four goals and has provided three assists in 24 games in the 2016-17 Premier League game this term in a promising first campaign under his manager Jose Mourinho.

He was however heavily criticised for a disappointing and erratic performance in United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last month at Old Trafford.

And Redknapp speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, challenged Paul Pogba to produce a dominant performance.

“However, despite the control [Michael] Carrick brings, there is pressure on [Paul] Pogba to take the game by the scruff of the neck. And that is going to be a challenge for the Frenchman,”

“There is no doubt at all that he is a great player, he’s got all the attributes. But there seems to be something missing in big games recently. For instance, the biggest game for Man United is Liverpool – and, in both of those games this season, he has not had an impact.

“He had a nightmare in the game at Old Trafford, in particular – but even in the Euros, with France, we didn’t see him at all in the final when they lost to Portugal.

“What’s the reason for that? Sometimes it is a mentality thing, players can get too hyped or they get nervous and put pressure on themselves because they want to do so well.

“We see Pogba on Instagram and he is a super human figure. But he has only got the same feelings as everybody else. The nerves can take over.

“The challenge for him is to live up to his world-record transfer fee this weekend and deliver a starring performance in the middle of the park for Manchester United.” he said.