Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira have clashed over Paul Pogba and his contrasting performances for Manchester United and France.
The midfield ace will look to play a starring role for his country at Euro 2020 as they aim to back up their World Cup success.
Pogba scored in the final in Russia three years ago, but continues to deceive and produce inconsistently for United.
The 28-year-old has been linked with the exit door at Old Trafford and Keane, who has previously been outspoke about Pogba, questions why he can’t produce with the same regularity in Manchester.
He said on ITV: “Listen we keep talking about Paul Pogba. There’s no doubt he’s a talented boy. I still want more from him, particularly when he’s playing for Manchester United.
“No doubt he’s surrounded by probably better players and he’s more comfortable in that environment with the French team. He plays on the left side and slots in.
“A talented player. But for me, I want more, particularly for Manchester United. But he’ll still have an impact in this competition.”
Vieira concedes there is a question mark over his contrasting displays for club and country.
He said: “There’s a question about the performance he has with Manchester United – the ones he has for the French national team are much much better.
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“I think maybe the system; maybe he feels more comfortable in the French system than in Manchester. Obviously he’s a leader and an important player. When he’s in Manchester he has to take responsibility as well.”
Keane though took issue with reference to Pogba’s leadership skills as he and Vieira clashed
The former United skipper though feels as if perhaps the midfielder is being asked to take on too much at Old Trafford, where he isn’t surrounded by as much quality or experience.
“I think when he’s with United, he maybe doesn’t take responsibility, maybe there’s too much responsibility or maybe there’s not enough players around him who can take responsibility,” added the Irishman.
“I know with France he is sharing this kind of responsibility with other players around. Maybe in Manchester (he is) isolated too much and maybe this is why he is feeling more pressure.
“Obviously there is a difference between the Pogba we know with France and the one we know at United.”
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