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Ex-Man Utd coach Meulensteen: Pogba not a Premier League player

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen says Paul Pogba's game has never suited the Premier League.

Pogba was part of a United side beaten 1-0 by relegation-threatened Everton on Saturday, further denting their top four hopes, and looks to be on the way out when his contract expires in the summer.

"Failure is a big word but has Pogba lived up to the expectations? I don't think so," Meulensteen, who has been linked with a return to Man Utd if Erik ten Hag is confirmed as manager, told Stadium Astro. "He knew what the expectations were when he came back, to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League.

"Not everything has clicked with the players around him or the system," the 58-year-old continued. "Does he actually suit the Premier League?

'What frustrated me a little bit is Paul has never really outspoken his commitment to United. He's never came out there and said he's going to stay and bring United back to where they belong.

"There's always been issues over his future and that doesn't sit well with the fans. It's not just one player though, there's many more issues that need to be addressed before United are going to get back on the right track.

"Since he's come back it hasn't really happened for him or Manchester United. I think he will leave now."


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