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'Mourinho Is Wrong, Pogba Is Not Good Enough For Real Or Barca Yet'

'Jose Mourinho Is Wrong, Paul Pogba Is Not Good Enough For Real Madrid Or FC Barcelona Yet'

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 29, 2017 03:19 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is wrong to think that Paul Pogba is already good enough to play for FC Barcelona or Real Madrid, according to ESPN pundit and Liverpool legend Steve Nicol.

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The Red Devils boss recently claimed that Pogba's display in his side's 1-0 defeat to the Blaugrana on Thursday morning proved that the Frenchman is on the same level as Andres Iniesta and Toni Kroos, among a select few others.

The midfielder has impressed during pre-season, but Nicol feels that Pogba is not on the level of those mentioned just yet.

"Jose Mourinho is not afraid to open his mouth and say nonsense," Nicol said on ESPN FC.

"I'm not suggesting it's nonsense, Paul Pogba's got fantastic ability.

"His ceiling is at the level of all those players he's talking about at Barcelona and Real Madrid, but he's not there yet.

"To come out in pre-season in particular and say that, I mean what is he going to be like when he's fit?

"He can't be 100% fit yet, so what is he going to be like this year?

"Listen, Jose Mourinho is talking up his player, trying to give Pogba confidence which is great, and that's what you expect a manager to do, but I wouldn't look into it too deeply."

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Pogba had an inconsistent start to his Old Trafford return last season, but did help United lift the EFL Cup and the UEFA Europa League trophy during that campaign.

Do you agree with Nicol? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Clarras16 Joined: 06 Mar 2014
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Clarras16 Jul 31, 2017 05:02 PM
Pogba is better than iniesta and kroos! He is a superstar, and can play all midfield positions, don't forget he can shoot with either left or right from long range
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Warras4khosi Jul 31, 2017 11:00 AM
Pogba is great and he make Man U tick so what Nicol.....??? swallow your pride
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Nkwayman Jul 31, 2017 08:30 AM
Pitso wase Portugal alk lowo..
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SiyaVToni Jul 30, 2017 08:06 PM
This guy is right, Pogba is ordinary
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Faysal Jul 30, 2017 12:00 PM
Cowrihno talks too much
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O_TH KHOSI Jul 30, 2017 08:23 AM
Phuqqqq you
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madadada Jul 30, 2017 08:10 AM
MXM,Pogba is not at that level
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laqwela Jul 30, 2017 06:58 AM
shame Pogpa wabantu English legends hate you and they just can't hide it.That is y Suarez decided to run away he was an outcast there,they put their own up and coming young stars under pressure by praising them and most of the boys saccumb and dissappear uzakuzisola
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k hanyi emg Jul 29, 2017 09:32 PM
Pogba can play at Barca n Madrid
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mothapo0314 Jul 29, 2017 08:28 PM
this guy can play in Barcelona or Madrid
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Celtic-man Jul 29, 2017 08:16 PM
This fool is jealous or what ? Nxxxxx jst shut ur mouth idiot, Pogba is great
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mpondo.v Jul 29, 2017 06:22 PM
so what is nonsense if Jose is lifting the boys spirit? he made United buy this player with that amount he needs2 push the boy so as 2reach his price tag....
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FLAMEG Jul 29, 2017 06:03 PM
Why did they want to sign him ke? His price tag for me isn't a true reflection but he is a fantastic player watch him next season...
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jul 29, 2017 05:50 PM
Madrid & Barca were intrested but did not buy him bcz he is not@ their players level
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Voltaire Jul 29, 2017 04:59 PM
"Jose Mourinho is not afraid to open his mouth and say nonsense,".. lol this comment killed.
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Tedd Jul 29, 2017 04:41 PM
Steve nicol doesn't know soccer Madrid were interested in signing Pogba before Man U snatched him, that's indicative enough that he's on their level.
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Michaeltshigama Jul 29, 2017 04:25 PM
Leave Mou alone
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Mpho Poster Jul 29, 2017 03:43 PM
Kwaaaa

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