Man Utd’s Pogba hailed by Neville over Burnley goal and improvements to his game

The improvement of Paul Pogba has been hailed by Gary Neville.

The Manchester United midfielder, who looks set to leave Old Trafford in the summer, has played an important role in the recent winning form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Neville, who won eight Premier League titles with the club between 1996 and 2009, has since praised the France international for his application on the pitch in recent weeks.

Having been a critic in the past, the former defender has noted the 'fantastic' aerial presence of Pogba.

He said on Sky Sports: “I’ve been critical of Pogba because he’s been nowhere near his standard in the past few years.

“But he’s been the best player in the second half for Manchester United.

“Quite often Bruno Fernandes gets the plaudits, but his aerial presence has been fantastic in the last few weeks. He’s winning headers in the centre of midfield and then he gets forward after it, and it’s such a true strike.

“His influence on this second half has been big. That goal’s been coming.”

Although he managed to score the opening goal, Pogba was a doubt for the match after missing the FA Cup win over Watford through injury.

Solskjaer said of the midfielder’s form last month: "Paul's got the hunger and appetite to play.

“He wants to train and he's focused on performing when he gets a chance.

Former England midfielder Leon Osman said of Pogba’s goal on Radio 5 Live: “Huge goal potentiality for Manchester United.

“It was Paul Pogba, a man who has been criticised so heavily over the course of his Manchester United career.”

Before adding: “It does take a deflection but I can see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there, he won't care one bit about that as his side go 1-0 ahead. Quality technique from Pogba.”

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