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Gary Neville's troublesome assessment of Paul Pogba's work against Barcelona

Gary Neville struck Paul Pogba to return to the form he showed before Jose Mourinho to sack in Manchester United.

The Frenchman was much below Tuesday night when United left the Champions League after losing 4-0 to Barcelona.

Pogba was remarkable during the Solskjaer's game as a temporary boss, but since then he was not in the best position, despite his two goals against West Ham on Saturday.

Real Madrid continues to link with a move to Pogba, and Neville failed to enter his assessment of the World Cup winner.

"Pogba is now playing as it was before Ole," said former defender of South Africa.

Poggba from Manchester United reacts

"I thought he was really poor, he kept his leg around the ball all the time, he played for himself, I did not let him go and move, did not look interesting at moments.

"But he's a great player, and he can be a great player, he just needs to get the attention."

United fell behind Lionel Messi's great progress, before the shocking error of David de Gea, gave his second to the Argentine and eventually secured the progression of Barca.

Paul Pogba reacts when Barcelona celebrates

Neville invited the Spaniard to come out and explain his mistake because of the criticism coming on the road.

"I do not know where he comes from, I know people say that De Gea has made some mistakes in the last 12 months, but not so much for Manchester United. I can not think of such a thing for Manchester United," he added.

"I think it's important that when you make a mistake of that nature, in your homeland, he is now an experienced player. I hope he is the one who will come out and explain it. I think that will give him good."

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