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Paul Pogba may have scored an outrageous freekick for Les Bleus on Tuesday night in a friendly against Russia, but the Manchester United star has struggled for form since the turn of the year, and former Reds star and treble-winner David May believes the Frenchman’s hairstyles may be ‘getting in his way’.“At times Pogba is a frightening player and on his day he’s unplayable,” May told 888Sport. “I just don’t know if the off-field stuff gets in his way, his antics of getting his hair coloured every other day.

“Jose is trying to play him in his right position to get the best out of him and maybe he needs another holding midfielder to say ‘right go on then, you go off and express yourself’.

“I do think that playing on the left side of a three is his best position and from there came his best performance which was at Everton away.

“Given time the team will be built around him. The manager is still four or five players away from getting where he wants to get to.

“He likes a big man up front and now he has Lukaku. He likes a holding midfielder and now he has Matic. I’m sure in the summer he’ll go again and hopefully from that United can get closer to where City are.”

Meanwhile, May believes that United, just like other teams in England lack players that could act as leaders on the pitch.

He added: “If you look back over the past twenty-five years when United have been so successful they’ve always had somebody on the pitch to drag the team along.

“You go back to Robbo being on the pitch or Keane being on the pitch. Then there was Rio, Vidic, Evra, and Neville.

“I look at this team now and think is there anyone who’s going to get the game by the scruff of the neck and push on; someone who will b****ck their team-mates.

“I have to say though that the same applies throughout the Premier League. There are not an awful lot of leaders now. Those type of players are a dying breed.

“For United Nemanja Matic could do it. Herrera could do it. They have the enthusiasm. But you just don’t see players now give out b******ings. That just doesn’t happen anymore.”


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