Paul Pogba Could Risk Ending Up As A Manchester United Flop If He Doesn’t Change, Says Ruud Gullit
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on January 22, 2017
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit believes Paul Pogba could risk ending up like Memphis Depay at Manchester United, as the midfielder consistently updates his image.
Despite Pogba’s string of impressive performances, it seems his shocker against Liverpool has stuck in more people’s minds than the rest of the Frenchman’s appearances this seas0n. Pogba, who has recently launched his own clothing line, has been told if he continues to focus 0n his off-field life, he could risk becoming a flop on the field.
In a strange comparison, Ruud Gullit has matched Paul Pogba and Memphis Depay’s lifestyle at Manchester United and has warned Pogba that if he continues, he could have the same fate as the Netherlands winger, who has recently been shipped to France to revive his career at Lyon.
Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, Gullit said:
“Paul Pogba is going through the same thing at United as Memphis Depay.”
“He may be the most expensive player in the world, but that does not count if he is spending more time on his dress style, the colours in his hair and his social media.”
“Paul should ask Memphis – and he will realise that being successful and reaching the top level in England is only possible if you perform every week and if you dedicate everything to your career.”
‘Memphis was heavily criticised because he found it more important to pimp his image than improving his football. He should have known that stuff on the pitch goes before anything.
“Pogba will also get the wrath of the fans. People will start to moan and have a go at him.”
“Even for the biggest football stars in the world there is a big rule: Playing well for your club comes first, don’t let all the other stuff catch the limelight. That is my advice.”