Premier League legend turned soccer pundit Michael Owen has asked that Manchester United get world class players as he feels the current crop of players are not good enough for the huge tasks the team is expected to do under manager Jose Mourinho.
“Taking the goalkeeper out, you have got Rojo [Marco] who is not good enough full stop. Pogba hasn’t found his feet yet. With Wayne Rooney confidence is an issue.”
Owen attacked the quality of other Red Devils players in the current set-up, saying: “Martial [Anthony] was great last season, but is he doing anything now? I like Blind [Daley] as a footballer but I’m not sure he’s a centre-half,” taking a jibe at the defender and French forward
“I don’t know where Luke Shaw has gone. Schneiderlin [Morgan], again, not sure he’s good enough. Darmian [Matteo], not sure he’s good enough,” Owen added.
The ex-player wants Michael Carrick to start alongside Pogba for the United team. Former United stars Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have also called that Mourinho start the player alongside the record summer signing. Owen opines that Carrick remains the best talent to compliment Pogba in the Red Devils team.
“I can’t understand why Carrick has not played more. You go through the alternatives and none of them – in my opinion – are as good as Carrick,” Owen said. Recently, Mourinho strongly hinted that he was going to offer Carrick a new one-year deal in light of his showing. The player has featured just four times this season, but might get more opportunities as the season progresses.