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Arsenal Legend: Pogba Must Forget About Emulating Messi Or Ronaldo

Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba must forget about trying to emulate Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo and just be himself, according to former France and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

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The young Frenchman, who was Jose Mourinho's fourth signing this season, was signed from Serie A giants Juventus for a world record transfer fee earlier this month, and Vieira believes the 23-year-old has advised him to just play his natural game.  

"I'm a massive fan of Pogba," Vieira said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I think he's a fantastic player, no doubt about it, but at the same time I believe the Premier League is different, and there will be a lot of pressure on his shoulders because of the price tag and expectation.

"He will have to find the right balance because if he thinks he will win games by himself, that will be a massive mistake for him. If he tries to do something that he can't do, that will be a massive mistake as well.

"I read something interesting from Mourinho that he will win as much as Messi or Ronaldo.

"If people are expecting him to score 40 goals a season, that will not be the case, but he can make a difference with his physical and technical ability.

"He needs to find the right balance and do what he can best and not try to play as somebody else."

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Pogba made his second debut for the Red Devils on Friday night, in a 2-0 win over Southampton at Old Trafford.

Do you think Pogba has what it takes to win the Ballon d'Or one day? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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