Manchester United will play host to Liverpool on Sunday and former United player Darren Fletcher is tipping Paul Pogba to make the difference for the Old Trafford outfits during the game.
The Scottish international singled out the World Cup winner for praise as he labeled him the most influential player in Solskjaer’s young squad even if fans can’t stop criticizing him for his inconsistency since his return to the Old Trafford in 2016.
According to the Scotsman in an interview with Sky Sports, the 26-year-old playmaker has always delivered, judging by his goals and assists record for the team.
“If you look at the stats over a season – goals, assists, chances created, passes – he is Manchester United’s most dominant and influential player,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.
“Without a doubt, it is a big blow [that he has been missing], he is a leader, a World Cup winner. His performances get scrutinized to the level where it is a little bit unfair.”
He believes that the Old Trafford Faithfuls expect too much from him which is one of the reasons why he’s under-appreciated by the fans.
“People probably expect too much from him but if you look at the stats he always delivers and makes things happen.
“That’s probably where the criticism comes because he always tries things. Great Manchester United players have always done that, they’ve never gone simple or safe. Paul is maybe trying a little bit too hard.” he concluded.
Just like Fletcher had spoken, Pogba’s return will definitely be a major boost to United’s chance of beating their longtime rivals on Sunday because his creativity will be largely needed by the team.