How can Jose Mourinho fix the problem that has become Paul Pogba at Manchester United?
Listing Paul Pogba’s struggles
Paul Pogba came off injured at Fenerbahce on Thursday and whilst the Frenchman has joined up with the Manchester United squad for the game against Swansea on Sunday, it is unknown whether he will be fit enough to start.
For much of the summer all the football news was dominated by Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba.
In the end Manchester United paid a new world record transfer fee to sign Pogba but as we head into the winter months, the former Juventus man is still a long way from proving himself again at Old Trafford.
Whilst there have been plenty of rival fans laughing and joking at Pogba and Manchester United’s results so far in 2016/2017, most pundits and supporters know that the Frenchman is a long term signing.
Manchester United have almost paid more for Pogba’s potential rather than the player he is now. Although it’s fair to say that he has improved what was a woeful Manchester United midfield before his arrival.
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On Saturday, The Times posted a fascinating graphic of all the reasons behind Paul’s struggles at Manchester United.
They cite a number of reasons, including: The No.10 role stifles him, his best position is on the left side of a three-man midfield, too much onus on creativity, playing deep doesn’t work and the simple fact he made a major move to play under a new manager.
Most frustratingly for Manchester United fans, Gabriele Marcotti in The Times also tries to provide some solutions and in short, many of them are fraught with danger.
Manchester United simply don’t have the squad right now to get the best out of Paul Pogba.