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Pogba Says Giggs & Scholes Made Him A 'Monster'

Manchester United star Paul Pogba believes the influence of club legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes helped him change his attitude on the pitch for the better during his time as an academy prospect at the club.

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When Pogba joined the Red Devils from French outfit Le Havre as a 16-year-old in 2009, he showed a lot of respect to senior members of the first-team squad.

Despite this, however, he quickly realised that being timid would not cut it as he would get kicked around on a regular basis, which he believes helped him develop at a much faster rate.

"I was very respectful to everyone, to you (Patrice Evra), to Rio (Ferdinand), to (Ryan) Giggs, to everyone," the 27-year-old told Patrice Evra in a video interview for The Players' Tribune.

"So you remember when Giggsy and Scholesy, every training (session) they kick me, and I just look at them and stand up and I didn't say anything but respect.

"So you told me, 'Paul, if you let them kick you, you will start being the... B... it starts with a B... of the team so you better wake up and change your attitude.'

"And the next day I just came in and…"

Evra interrupts Pogba to say: "You were a monster."

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What do you think of the way Pogba was treated as a youngster training with United's first team? Let us know in the comments section below.

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