“He’ll Still Be Doing The Stupid Stuff” – Scholes Slams Pogba After Atalanta Draw

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Paul Scholes tore into Paul Pogba after his sloppy performance against Atalanta in the Champions League.

The Red Devils went behind twice, with both goals coming largely due to sticky situations created by their own players.

Brought into Manchester United’s midfield for Fred to offer more creativity, Pogba dropped a disaster class on his return to Italy. The 28-year-old gifted possession to Atalanta on several occasions, leaving the already chaotic backline exposed. His intercepted pass across United’s box almost led to a goal.

The overall display was so disappointing that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to sub him off for Nemanja Matic and chose to keep Scott McTominay, who was a walking red card.

Scholes, analysing the fixture for BT Sport, expressed his disappointment with the United midfielder, insisting the Frenchman keeps making the same mistakes and will continue to do so throughout his career, and that he struggles without experienced people around him.

“How old he? 28? He’s a really experienced player. But he’s one of them that will get to 35 and be exactly the same,” the legendary midfielder said.

“He’ll still be doing the stupid stuff where he’s stud rolling the ball, holding people off showing how strong and skilful he is.”

The France international has lost his guaranteed starter status, and Solskjaer is likely to go back to his preferred pivot of ‘McFred’ in the Manchester derby.

If the Norwegian looks to shuffle his midfield against Manchester City, Donny van de Beek’s cameo in Bergamo warrants a chance.