Saturday 17 August 2019

'He beats one man, gets a decent cross over and the hype returns' - Eamon Dunphy not impressed with Pogba return

Manchester United's Paul Pogba applauds the fans as he is substituted
Manchester United's Paul Pogba applauds the fans as he is substituted
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Eamon Dunphy has ruled Man United out of the Premier League title race after just 12 games, and thinks the Red Devils could be 'ripped to shreds' in next month's Manchester derby.

Jose Mourinho's men saw off Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday, with Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both returning from injury.

However, Man United remain eight points behind Man City despite the big win, and Dunphy doesn't expect them to challenge for the title.

Speaking to Game On on 2FM tonight, Dunphy also played down how good Pogba was on his return from injury.

"They will always beat the Newcastles and the less important teams," Dunphy said.

"But will they beat any of the big teams? We will soon know when they play Manchester City. Not really impressed by them. Pogba did okay for the first goal. But it's saying something that he manages to beat one man, get a decent cross over and the hype starts again.

"A top player who cost as much as he cost wouldn't just have to do that to be acclaimed. I don't think Pogba makes a great deal of difference and we will see when they play the good teams. I don't think Man United are contenders."

At this stage of the season, Dunphy can't see past Pep Guardiola's men for the Premier League title.

"What they did to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was very impressive. I can see them ripping Man United to shreds," he said.

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