​Former Premier League defender Liam Rosenior has blamed ​Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba for negatively influencing his teammates at the club.


The current TV pundit, who played 141 games in England for four clubs has stated that the Red Devils need a player who has the capability to be their leader, more so after an incredibly underwhelming 2018/19 campaign.


While speaking to ​Sky Sports, Rosenior specified why he feels that United don't need Pogba right now as he said, "Pogba is not the right player that United need right now."




He continued, "Is he a world-class footballer? Yes. Is he the type of player that you can base your values or your structure on, or make him leader of the team? He's not."


Comparing Pogba to former United midfielder Michael Carrick and why the latter was a better footballer than the former, Rosenior concluded, "I remember [Michael] Carrick - his positioning, his selflessness - he made players around him better. Pogba makes players around him worse because they constantly have to fill in where he's floating off."


The French midfielder started brilliantly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being reported ​to have masterminded Jose Mourinho's exit from United in December. Pogba will now head off for his vacations after taking the slack of United fans following the club's final day 2-0 defeat against Cardiff City at Old Trafford on the final day of the 2018/19 Premier League season.