Ruud Gullit: Paul Pogba must not follow the path of Memphis Depay at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan


Ruud Gullit has warned Paul Pogba not to follow the path of Memphis Depay at Manchester United.

Memphis arrived at Old Trafford with high expectations following his PSV showreel, however he was sold at a loss to Lyon last week after failing to establish himself as a first-team player under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.

Pogba hasn’t been regarded in the same category with his performances, however there have been doubts over some of the social media presence surrounding the Frenchman.

Speaking about the situation, Gullit told him he must focus on football if he is to succeed.

“Paul Pogba is going through the same thing at United as Memphis Depay,” he said.

“He may be the most expensive player in the world, but that does not count if he is spending more time on his dress style, the colours in his hair and his social media.

“Paul should ask Memphis – and he will realise that being successful and reaching top level in England is only possible if you perform every week and if you dedicate everything to your career.

“Even for the biggest football stars in the world there is a big rule: Playing well for your club comes first, don’t let all the other stuff catch the limelight. That is my advice.”

He launched his own own emoji just before the Liverpool game last weekend and then dropped a clothing line a day after what was considered his worst showing in a United shirt.

Hopes are he can re-find his best form as he’s been a vital member of Mourinho’s squad in United’s recent unbeaten run.

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