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Former Man Utd striker Teddy Sheringham questions Paul Pogba's leadership qualities.

  • The Frenchman has been compared to Man United hero Roy Keane.

  • Former Spurs and United Teddy Sheringham has hit out at Paul Pogba's role at Manchester United.

Pogba has been training at Carrington again after recovering from an ankle injury. [Getty]
Pogba has been training at Carrington again after recovering from an ankle injury. [Getty]

Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham has questioned Paul Pogba's mentality, adding that the Frenchman doesn't have the 'desire to do the right things'.

Sheringham believes United should sell their midfield ace Pogba and replace him with a player who has "the right mentality and desire" to lead the Red Devils like Roy Keane did under Sir Alex Ferguson.

France star Pogba, who has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Juventus, has been restricted to just seven Premier League appearances this season due to injuries but is set to feature when the English top-flight resumes in June.

"People mention top players and captains," Sheringham, who was an important player in the United treble-winning side of 1998-99, told Sky Sports.

"When things weren't going right in our time, Roy Keane put things right. He would drive our team on, he would dig deep and make sure we had a say in every game we played in because of his desire.

"When you look at Pogba, yes, he may be a talented boy, but does he have the same mentality? Does he really dig deep and get Manchester United out of the mire when the going gets tough? For me the answer is no.

"He gives off the wrong vibe as a Manchester United player. Yes, it's good to be cocky and arrogant at the right times, Dwight Yorke had that as well, a big smile on his face when he played. But Yorke had a desire to do the right things at the right times. You've got to have that, and I don't think Paul Pogba gives you that.

"He would be one that would need to go so that you can get someone in with the right mentality and desire to drive Manchester United out of the position they are in."

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