Ex-United defender Gary Neville says midfielder Paul Pogba has the potential to become the PFA Player of the Year despite his penalty miss against Wolves last night.
The Frenchman has performed well in the opening two Premier League games of the season and won the spot-kick yesterday after a tenacious run into the penalty area, and speaking about the 26-year-old’s form, Neville made a strong claim:
“I think he could be the player of the year. That sounds like a bold statement… He has the potential to be the best player in this league. He has the biggest personality in this league.”
“Manchester United’s season rests a lot on him depending on how well he plays. I think he could be the player of the year, he is the one to watch for me.”
Pogba’s professionalism can’t be faulted following speculation about his future this summer. Despite hinting at a possible departure, he has been producing the goods on the pitch for his current team.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that the France international will be staying at Old Trafford, despite reported interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus.
With two assists in the opening match against Chelsea and a missed penalty at Molineux, Pogba is certainly having a major impact on United’s attacking play at the start of this season.