Vieira: Pogba just needs to be himself.



Paul Pogba just needs to continue being himself if he is to become a success at Manchester United, says Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

Pogba, who is the most expensive player of all-time following his £89m move from Serie A champions Juventus to Manchester United, had his second debut at Old Trafford on Friday night as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace to hand the Red Devils their first home win of the 2016-17 campaign.

However, Vieira says the 23-year-old midfield ace, who received showers of praise for his fine display against Southampton, shouldn't let the heavy price tag put pressure on him.

"I'm a massive fan of Pogba," Vieira, who now coaches New York City in the MLS, told the Mirror. "I think he's a fantastic player, no doubt about it.

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"But at the same time I believe the Premier League is different, and there will be a lot of pressure on his shoulders because of the price tag and expectation.

"He will have to find the right balance because if he thinks he will win games by himself that will be a massive mistake for him. If he tries to do something that he can't do that will be a massive mistake as well.

"I read something interesting from [United manager Jose] Mourinho that he will win as much as Messi or Ronaldo.

"If people are expecting him to score 40 goals a season, that will not be the case, but he can make a difference with his physical and technical ability.

"He needs to find the right balance and do what he can best and not try to play as somebody else."


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Vieira is also convinced Pogba can learn from the likes of Zlatan who joined United this summer.

"There are some good players around, strong characters around him, who can help him to perform at his best," he added.

"Ibrahimovic, the way I know him, will be a really good person to help him to find the way and perform the way he can.

"He will have no choice any way but to listen to him! He will help him because he's a fantastic team-mate."

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