Paul Pogba needs to stop playing like he's a 'superstar' if he wants to succeed at Manchester United and become the 'team player' he is for France, insists John Barnes

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John Barnes has criticised Paul Pogba's attitude when it comes to playing for his club side Manchester United.

Barnes says the French midfielder is a 'team player' when he turns out for his national team but acts like a 'superstar' when he features for the Premier League giants.

As a result, he believes Pogba - who played a pivotal role in France's 2-1 over Spain in the UEFA Nations League final last week - must change his mindset to help the Red Devils win trophies this term.
John Barnes says Manchester United's Paul Pogba feels differently about playing for France
Pogba has won the 2018 World Cup (above) and the UEFA Nations League final with France

'Winning the World Cup in 2018 didn't help Paul Pogba to win any trophies for Manchester United,' Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

'Playing for France and Manchester United are two different things. He plays much better for France than Manchester United, and that has a lot to do with how he feels about playing for France, in terms of being a team player.

'Whereas, for Manchester United, with his price tag, and being who he is, and the way we treat our superstar players in England.
Barnes believes Pogba feel 'differently' about playing for France over Manchester United
Barnes says Pogba (right) believes he is a 'superstar' at United so plays very differently

'He probably feels he is a superstar, so therefore plays differently, rather than being the team player he is for the national side.

'Winning a trophy with France won't necessarily help him at Manchester United, until he decides to have the same attitude playing his club football, as he does for France.'

Pogba arrived at Manchester United in a deal for £89million back in 2016. However, since then he has won just two pieces of silverware with the club.

Whereas internationally he has won both the World Cup and the UEFA Nations League final.

Therefore, Barnes hopes a shift in mindset could see Pogba help United lift some meaningful trophies this term.

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