Man Utd midfielder Pogba unhappy with bench role: Hard not to think of myself

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says it's hard for him not to think of himself.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his side's huge game against Liverpool this weekend, Pogba revealed just how unhappy he was to be left out.

"I hate to be on the bench, I don't like it", he said. "It doesn't mean other players don't deserve to be playing, but just myself, I don't like it.

"I am a winner, I just want to play football. I want to help my team, and when I'm on the bench and don't come on, I feel I cannot help my team-mates so I feel bad, I don't like it.

"It was hard, it was strange."

Pogba suffered a series of injury problems last season, and he also lifted the lid on exactly how it impacted his game.

He added: "Last year was a tough season for me, with the injury, where people don't really know about it, playing with the injury, with the double fracture, and trying to give my best as well for the team.

"Coming back is always strange, it's like having a new ankle when you have an operation like this. I tried to come back as good as possible.

"Then obviously I got Covid, and form wasn't the best, and the results with the team wasn't the best for all of us, and we're just coming back to a good form.

"The players being played in my position have been doing great - other midfielders Fred, Nemanja (Matic), Scott (McTominay) have been doing great.

"Where we are is because of all of them, all of us. We are at the top of the league now, and I'm happy for that now. I have to think about the team, and not about myself. Sometimes it's hard!"