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Roy Keane Has No Time For The Words Of Paul Pogba

Roy Keane Has No Time For The Words Of Paul Pogba

"I wouldn't believe a word he says," said Roy Keane with a dismissive shake of his head regarding Paul Pogba before last night's Manchester derby.

The former Manchester United captain had just watched a pre-match Sky Sports interview with the French midfielder.

There is no meaning behind it and I don't even think he believes what he says any more.

He's on about being a teammate. Well, if you are to be if you are being a good team-mate, you have to run back. You need to run back when you are defending.

He said it got a bit heated after the game against Everton. I heard they were throwing their hair gel at each other - it got that heated.

He's a talented boy but we're saying the same things over and over again. The number of times I've seen him in games where he's not sprinting back. He's talking about body language, throwing his arms up in the air. He's a big problem for United.

I don't think he leads by example from what I've seen. I don't know what he's like around the training ground. You mentioned body language and pride, I don't see it in his performances and my eyes don't lie to me.

Gary Neville added that he believes Pogba is a world class player but that talent is not the issue.

"I don't think he wants to be here," said Neville.

"That's his problem, his agent's into him. He's playing like somebody who's had his head turned.

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"If a player doesn't want to be at the club and he has the influence that I think he has in that dressing room, the likes of Lingard, Rashford, Martial, they do come off it. If he's not raring to go then that's a massive problem."

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