Michael Owen warns Man Utd duo are heading the same way as Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 07, 2023 - 09:31PM
Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria failed to live up to expectations at Man Utd (Picture: Getty)

Michael Owen has compared struggling duo and to club flops and Angel Di Maria.

, registering just two goals and two assists across 14 Premier League games.

from Chelsea in a £60m deal this summer – with the midfielder and Rashford both facing lots of criticism.

Owen says the pair remind him of Pogba and Di Maria, who failed to live up to expectations in their respective spells at United.

‘Marcus [Rashford] has had a funny few years,’ Owen told . ‘He’s been outstanding at times, yet he’s also had quiet seasons.

‘We thought he’d bounced back last season and got back to his best, but this season isn’t going so well.

‘I find it hard to pick out individuals. I know we all love doing it but look at the recent history of Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount have massively struggled this season (Picture: Getty)

‘In the time since Sir Alex left, I’d struggle to name one player who has got to a certain level and improved since then.

‘We saw Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria arrive for huge money in the past, and we’re currently seeing similar things happen with Rashford and Mason Mount.

‘I’m struggling to think of one player who has got better and better.

‘I’m not sure if this is trickling down from the ownership, management, or recruitment, I fail to agree that all of these signings and homegrown players are bad ones.

‘Manchester United have spent well over £1 billion in the last decade. There’s got to be something deeper than the players just being bad and the club’s solution is to rip it all up and start again.

‘These are great players, who, if they went to another team, would show their worth. Some United players were great before, and some are great when they leave.

‘I know the players have better things in them. The problem is that they haven’t been able to showcase it. The club has had some of the best managers over the years, but they can’t seem to get a tune out of the team. It’s weird.’