Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has urged Paul Pogba to use Cristiano Ronaldo as an example.
The France international has been criticised repeatedly for a lack of closure to his game, with many believing he cares more about his look.
The Portuguese is, according to Ferdinand, the example that Pogba must now follow.
“Cristiano came as what we called a showpony, all the stepovers, looking good for the fans,” he told ESPN. “He left the best player in the world, who lived and died by the end product. Goals and assists.
“But that’s down to intelligence, Ronaldo worked it out, actually: ‘That’s good that the people love me for that, but what’s going to get me there, to the top of the mountain. I need to adjust my game.’ And he left as the best player in the world.
“So Paul Pogba can look at that as something to learn from there as well. What do I really need to do to make myself the best midfielder on this planet?
“He’s got an ego, that’s not hard to see on social media, this boy’s got an ego, wants to be looked at and talked about as the best player. There’s a hunger and desire for that, with that comes a work ethic.”
“I think that’s been the problem so far, they’ve not been able to work out what’s best for Paul Pogba in the Man United team,” the 2008 Champions League winner said. “Should he be playing in a deeper, reserved position? Should he be playing on the edge of all the attacks, assisting, providing chances, etc? Where is he best in this team?”