Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get the best out of Paul Pogba? (Photo: Getty Images)
Manchester United are unlikely to win the Premier League this season, says Gary Neville, with hopes resting on the shoulders of Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils are top of the Premier League standings after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
It is a good result for the team of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who kept the champions at bay and deprived their rivals of first place.
However, some players were disappointed with the draw as Pogba and Bruno Fernandez missed good chances in the second half.
Neville believes United lack the inspiration to thwart their rivals, who are currently Premier League champions.
However, the former Red Devils player believes they have a player at their disposal who can help them win the title and that player is Pogba.
I think Manchester United’s chances of winning the league are slim – Liverpool and Manchester City are still the top two teams in the league, Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast.
Paul Pogba has been in good form in recent weeks (Photo: Getty Images)
But their chances of winning this competition will depend on what Paul Pogba can do in a brilliant cameo for two or three months.
He has confidence, he has arrogance – good arrogance, in the sense that he believes in himself.
He thinks he has to play the biggest games in the world and win titles, and being positive, thinking you are the best, is an important thing if you want to win.
It wasn’t until the last 20 minutes that I felt united, but I didn’t want to believe it. It’s not a limitation, but it’s what will prevent them from winning the title.
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Pogba is in good form and played well at Anfield on Sunday, but the missed opportunity will haunt him with three crucial points at stake.
The Frenchman failed to beat Liverpool’s Alisson Becker with a direct shot from close range.
Former United captain Roy Keane found it hard to believe that Pogba had failed to hit the target.
If you’re lucky like Pogba…. I’m so disappointed, Keane told Sky Sports after the game.
Because we gave Pogba a bit more, we were quick to criticise him [in the past], but it was a moment for him to say…. Look, if you want to be responsible, you have to take that risk.
He continued: You can tell by his reaction. His first contact is excellent, but, my God. We must score!
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