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Paul Pogba has revealed the two Man United midfielders he looks up to the most

The French midfielder says he's learned a lot about the game from two very special players
 

Paul Pogba has named Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick as his two midfield role models at Manchester United.

The Frenchman, who rejoined United from Juventus in a then record-breaking fee of £89million last year, says he idolised Scholes as a United youth player and continues to learn his craft from teammate Carrick.

Pogba and Carrick celebrate winning the EFL Cup last season

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Pogba and Carrick celebrate winning the EFL Cup last season

Speaking to the Manchester United programme, Pogba said: “I’ve learned from Paul Scholes and Michael.


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“I’m still learning from Michael.

“He is an example for me and I always look at him in training.

“I listen to his advice – every time, before a game, he comes to talk to me and he will ask me things and keep me calm.

“To be honest, he is a mentor to me and someone I look up to.”

Pogba says he was honoured to come off the bench to replace Scholes in his testimonial

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Pogba says he was honoured to come off the bench to replace Scholes in his testimonial

Pogba had less interaction with Scholes during his first stint at the club, but did replace the Ginger Prince during his testimonial against the New York Cosmos in 2011.

Pogba said: “Scholesy may not be here anymore but when I was younger I was looking at him a lot as a midfielder.

“To come on for him in his testimonial as a young player was a dream come true.”

Pogba’s game has improved this season alongside Matic

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Pogba’s game has improved this season alongside Matic

Pogba has impressed for United this season after a difficult first year back at the club, notching two goals and two assists so far and totalling 25 points on Dream Team.


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The presence of new signing Nemanja Matic alongside him in midfield has greatly benefited his overall play, with the Serbian providing Pogba the license to play with more freedom.

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