By Mark Weasley
A few eyebrows were raised when Manchester United paid the whopping sum of £89m to secure the signing of their former midfielder, Paul Pogba from Juventus. The 23-year-old had left Old Trafford in 2012 as a talented teenager on a free transfer, and returned as the holder of the world record transfer fee.
Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher believes the talented midfielder is one of the players to watch out for. The Sky Sports pundit believes Pogba is starting to show flashes of his brilliance, and could be crucial for Jose Mourinho’s men in The New Year as they look to climb up the league table.
Prior to Liverpool’s clash with Everton on Monday night, Carragher pointed out Pogba as his player to watch in the second half of the season, while his pundit colleague, Gary Neville opted for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.
Pogba had initially struggled to re-adapt to the intensity of the English game, but the introduction of Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera into the midfield has meant that Pogba is being given the freedom to attack. The midfield trio has been effective and has seen United go nine games unbeaten in the league.
The France international has come into his own in recent weeks, delivering performances that showcase his brute strength, vision, runs from deep and has struck a near telepathic understanding with fellow summer signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This assessment by Carragher who alongside many pundits, were critical of his performances earlier in the season will give the former Juventus man the confidence to keep dominating his opponents in the midfield.