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Manchester United legend Kanchelskis calls for Paul Pogba to step up to the leaders forum

Former Manchester United (right)midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis has called on current United midfield maestro Paul Pogba to step up the chase and become the long-lost leader at the club.



Manchester United legend calls for Paul Pogba to step up to the leaders forum

Former Manchester United (right)midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis has called on current United midfield maestro Paul Pogba to step up the chase and become the long-lost leader at the club.

The 50-year-old Russian player who scored 25 goals with the red devils, has been awed by Paul Pogba’s latest impressive performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and is seemingly compelled into loving the French man who he advised to stake higher for the role as United’s new leader in the dressing room.

Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday, and Andrei is backing Pogba to show his worth in big games such as this.

Speaking to 888sport, he said:

“Everybody is talking about Paul Pogba and how he performs in the big games. Now we will see against Liverpool, in a big derby against an excellent team.

“At the moment he is no leader. In the past we had the likes of Roy Keane and Steve Bruce, Cantona. These were leaders. At the moment Manchester United don’t have one.

“I hope Manchester United win. I’m a big supporter of them of course. It will be a good story if United win, with them having won so many trophies and Liverpool not winning a title for 29 years.

“Now that Liverpool have a good chance at winning silverware, it would be good if United can help stop them. It would be great. Everybody around the world will be watching this game.”

Kanchelskis was not only in for Paul Pogba it seems, as the midfielder was fully in support of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whom he believes merits the role as Permanent manager at Manchester United.

“At this moment they are best leaving him to coach and giving him a chance. This is an excellent time for Manchester United with good results and a good atmosphere in the dressing room.

“Everything is working right now so why change and go for a big name? They are better off believing in him.

“I am very, very happy about Solskjaer because he’s a good coach. He has got Manchester United in his bones and he knows exactly what is needed. He was at the club playing for a long time and now I’m so glad that he’s back.

“Whether he stays or not, we will see what happens at the end of the season. This is a good time for him and they’re winning every game and playing very well. It was so sad how the club was under Jose Mourinho, and the results, but now it is an excellent time.

“Now it is like it was before under Ferguson. Mourinho didn’t like attacking football but Solskjaer does and the people are happy again

“We have an excellent team with great players. Before I didn’t enjoy watching the games because they played more defensive but now it’s a different style, different football. With Mourinho there was a problem.

“And the Norwegian’s influence has helped bring the best out of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, while Alexis Sanchez is slowly getting himself closer to his Arsenal-days level.

Kanchelskis also had a few words on the impressive Anthony Martial whom he believes will come good under Solskjaer’s reign. He said: “Martial is a great player and we see that again now under the different style and system being played.

“It is more relaxed now than under Mourinho and that is why we’re seeing better results for Manchester United because players like Martial are enjoying their football.

“Similarly, Marcus Rashford is improving every game and I’m very pleased to see that. Now is a great time for him because the atmosphere at the club is more relaxed and happy.

“Hopefully he can continue to improve and I’m confident he will because he works so hard.

“Sanchez is in a different situation now. Being coached by Mourinho and being coached by Solskjaer is very different. Now he is playing in a different system and is being told that he is wanted. As a winger, that to me is everything.

“A coach has two choices with Sanchez. They can either say ‘I want you’ or ‘I don’t want you’. Everybody talks about Sanchez, saying ‘he had a poor game on Saturday blah blah blah’ but really it comes down to the coach and their attitude.”

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