Phelan explains why Man Utd’s Pogba is ‘not the finished deal’

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “not the finished deal,” according to first-team coach Mike Phelan.

The France midfielder has been revitalised since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in December from Jose Mourinho, with 14 of his 20 combined goals and assists in the Premier League this term coming under the Norwegian.

And Phelan thinks Pogba is now “maturing all the time” since he and Solskjaer came into the club.

“I think that happened to quite a few players, they probably drew into themselves a little bit and were very cautious,” Phelan said. “Paul had a spell where all the eyes were on him and delivery of his best wasn’t there all the time – the consistency.

“Now we are trying to apply ourselves to Paul’s game. Ole has done a terrific job at helping Paul through certain spells and he has embraced that. He is maturing all the time.”

Pogba has been linked with a move away from United in the summer transfer window but Phelan expects the French midfielder to achieve a lot more at Old Trafford.

“He is not the finished deal even though everyone looks at him and sees a World Cup winner already. But he is not the finished deal, there is still a lot more to come and that is the exciting bit about United,” Phelan said.

“There are players there who haven’t achieved for the club what they need to achieve and we want to make sure that they relish that experience, embrace the opportunity to win things at Manchester United.”


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