David Moyes has a very blunt assessment of Paul Pogba

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"I think he's been poor", Gerrard said of Pogba on BT Sport at half time.

But he endured mixed fortunes during his debut campaign and former United boss Moyes is yet to be convinced if he can make a difference at his old club.

"If we're being brutally honest I think his decision making out there in the first half hasn't been good". It shows that they're in business, they want to challenge the top teams and even if they get a good year out of Wayne, I think it's a good move to get Wayne back and I do think Wayne will score goals. A good season for me? I think he's capable of dropping deep or playing in an old-fashioned midfield two but he can get further forward and I expect him to be more effective this year.

In an interview with ESPN, Moyes doubted if the French midfielder will have the same amount of influence and impact at Old Trafford than the likes of Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs had.

But Moyes believes much-maligned Fellaini - who he shelled out £27.5million to sign from former club Everton - is the epitome of the "modern day footballer". Fellaini, who has now made 89 appearances for the Reds, remains a useful member of Mourinho's squad, with Moyes stating that he is now "vital" to Manchester United. "It is easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane".

'He was never someone who was going to play in all the games at United. He was someone that was there, his size is a problem to the opposition, it's also something which helps you, Manchester United you've seen many times now have used him a more advanced role.

Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan has insisted that despite spending big again this summer, Manchester United have not improved.

Moyes, who managed United for under a year before his Old Trafford sacking in April 2014, does not believe Pogba can make a key difference in the biggest matches.

"He managed nine goals previous year and hit the crossbar and post plenty of times as well, so he can bring the goals that might turn draws into wins and have a real effect on the team".

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