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Manchester United star Paul Pogba is a ‘big problem and like a schoolboy’, blasts Roy Keane

Old Trafford legend tore into £89million man after Jose Mourinho's side's humiliating Champions League exit against Sevilla

Man United legend Roy Keane has blasted Paul Pogba, saying the £89million man is a “big problem” for the club and acts “like a schoolboy”.

France midfielder Pogba, 25, came on as a second-half sub before Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder scored the two goals that would send United crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Paul Pogba has been called a ‘big problem’ at Man Utd by club legend Roy Keane

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Paul Pogba has been called a ‘big problem’ at Man Utd by club legend Roy Keane

But his introduction made no difference – with Keane saying Pogba’s lack of awareness led to the Spanish side’s first goal.

And the former Old Trafford skipper, 46, laid into Pogba for being a “big player” incapable of changing anything on the pitch – mirroring Graeme Souness’ criticism from last month.

He said: “Pogba is a big problem and if he can’t get in the starting XI then you’re in trouble.


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“You expect big players to come on and change the game.

Roy Keane blasted Paul Pogba saying he acts ‘like a schoolboy’

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Roy Keane blasted Paul Pogba saying he acts ‘like a schoolboy’

Jose Mourinho’s side crashed out of the Champions League to much weaker opposition

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Jose Mourinho’s side crashed out of the Champions League to much weaker opposition

“He came on and did nothing.

“We saw with the first goal, his reaction to it was like a schoolboy.

“He doesn’t smell danger. The reason you’re part of a team is that when your team-mate makes a mistake, you cover for him and make up for it.

“No one is helping each other and they’re not playing like the great United teams where you have to dig a result out even on an off night.

Roy Keane says Paul Pogba made no difference after his second-half substitute appearance

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Roy Keane says Paul Pogba made no difference after his second-half substitute appearance

The former United skipper is not sure the current crop of players can cope with the pressure the red jersey brings

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The former United skipper is not sure the current crop of players can cope with the pressure the red jersey brings

“They’re playing as individuals and don’t seem capable of being able to do that.”

Keane also questioned whether the squad – who lost 2-1 on the night after Romelu Lukaku’s late consolation – truly valued the red shirt as a whole.

He added: “When I played for United I always thought when you put on the jersey you felt great, enjoyed the history, the pressure, the badge and expectation from supporters.


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“When I look at this team I get the impression they don’t enjoy the expectation and pressure.

“The goals were shocking ones to give away. I’m not surprised United lost because you don’t know what you’re going to get.

“The goals, oh my goodness, we talk about tactics and systems but the players have to do their jobs. That’s the least you expect.”


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