Ryan Giggs wants Paul Pogba to step up for his team after Manchester United beat Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday evening.
Paul Pogba has been out of the Manchester United squad since a 1-1 draw with top-six rivals Arsenal back at the end of September.
The World Cup winner is currently sidelined with a knee problem amid uncertainty surrounding his long-term future at the Old Trafford outfit.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says the Red Devils need Pogba to take the next step under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as quoted by The Metro.
It’s huge. The confidence it gives you, that you can produce that performance.
All big games you need that concentration and that’s what the players had both defensively and when they won the ball making sure that pass forward was good, the touch was good and then as we’ve seen players flying off and causing City big problems.
I think we all know United’s record against the big teams when the big teams open up and we can expose on the counter-attack, the next step is breaking teams down.
And that’s where we have to get Paul Pogba back – he’s the one who can unlock the door. Get him back playing well and consistently, that’s the next step.
We’ve seen the record, I think every team above United we’re unbeaten. It’s the teams below who make it difficult at Old Trafford where you’ve got to be patient, that’s the next step now.
But that was a fantastic performance, the best performance I’ve seen for a long time from a United team.
Pogba moved back to Manchester United in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in a club-record transfer in 2016.
The France star has won the Europa League and the League Cup since his return to the Premier League giants. However, he has struggled to consistently hit top form for the 20-time English champions.