Man Utd don't need Paul Pogba - ESPN pundit makes huge claim after Liverpool win

MANCHESTER UNITED showed against Liverpool that they are capable of coping without Paul Pogba.


Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Man Utd don't need Paul Pogba - ESPN pundit makes huge claim after Liverpool win
Man Utd star Paul Pogba missed Saturday's win over Liverpool

That's according to ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley.

The France international was ruled out of Saturday's crucial win over Jurgen Klopp's side with an injury picked up in training.

Two stunning goals from Marcus Rashford were enough to sink Liverpool and send United five points clear of their fierce rivals in the Premier League.

Pogba is unlikely to be fit tomorrow evening as Jose Mourinho's side welcome Sevilla to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

But Burley can't see his absence being a problem and believes his importance to the side gets blown out of proportion.

"I think this Pogba thing is just sort of rumbling on now," he said.

"I thought they showed again at the weekend they can be organised and can be a threat without Paul Pogba.

"So, I don't think it's going to make a major drama.

"(Scott) McTominay has come in, he's done well. Rashford's been in the side recently, he's done well, particularly off the left-hand side.

"They're trying to find a better balance for Alexis Sanchez to show what he can do best.

Man Utd don't need Paul Pogba - ESPN pundit makes huge claim after Liverpool win
Man Utd star Marcus Rashford scored twice in Saturday's win over Liverpool

"So I just think Pogba's a story because he's this big star who was the big-money signing.

"But really when it comes to the game, I think United should have enough to cope with Sevilla anyway."

United are currently second in the Premier League, four points clear of third-placed Tottenham.

Following tomorrow's European encounter they return to action on Saturday evening as they host Brighton in the FA Cup.



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