Paul Pogba risks becoming a Manchester United flop like Memphis Depay, says Ruud Gullit

Paul Pogba has been warned he must focus on his football by Ruud Gullit, or end up on the Manchester United scrapheap like Memphis Depay.

The misfiring Netherlands winger completed a £22 million to Lyon on Friday after failing to impress over the course of an underwhelming 18 month at Old Trafford.

Pogba, meanwhile, has shown only glimpses of his best form since his world record move from Juventus in the summer and Gullit feels he is being distracted by his off-field commitments.

‘Paul Pogba is going through the same thing at United as Memphis Depay,’ said former Chelsea manager Gullit.

‘He may be the most expensive player in the world, but that does not count if he is spending more time on his dress style, the colours in his hair and his social media.

‘Paul should ask Memphis – and he will realise that being successful and reaching top level in England is only possible if you perform every week and if you dedicate everything to your career.

‘Memphis was heavily criticised because he found it more important to pimp his image than improve his football. He should have known that stuff on the pitch goes before anything.

‘Pogba will also get the wrath of the fans. People will start to moan and have a go at him.

‘Even for the biggest football stars in the world there is a big rule: Playing well for your club comes first, don’t let all the other stuff catch the limelight. That is my advice.’


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