Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Needs Guidance at United, Says Ex-Red Zlat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Needs Guidance at United, Says Ex-Red Zlat

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PAUL Pogba needs guidance, according to his former teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede joined the Reds in the same transfer window as the Frenchman and admitted that despite having the same management company, he didn't know the midfielder.

Pogba has been heavily criticised since rejoining United in 2016, but Ibrahimovic believes he is a 'fantastic footballer' and the partnership he struck up with him made the 37-year-old feel like Benjamin Button.

"I had a good time because I got to know everyone, I was the mature guy with all these guys who were not mature," Ibrahimovic said.

"Paul Pogba, I had never played with him before and I didn't know him as a person.

"We have the same management and when I got to know him I got to find a fantastic person and a fantastic footballer, but someone who needs to be guided. …

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