United boss Jose Mourinho is still struggling to get the best out of his former world-record £89million signing on a consistent basis, with Pogba blowing hot and cold this season.
“With his quality and personality, he needs to have more confidence, but he needs to take more responsibility," said Matic.
“Of course, he's still young, he can improve and he will improve and he showed in the derby that he always can play better and better if he takes responsibility.
“He runs a lot, has the quality with ball, he can score, he can also defend very well. I like to play with him."
Asked if he would ever copy Pogba's penchant for outlandish haircuts, Matic said: “No, I have kids.
“If I did that, my son is going to do the same. I have to have serious hair — like Gary Neville."