By Mark Weasley
News broke out on Tuesday that Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has become tired of the inconsistencies of maverick player, Paul Pogba and that he has sanctioned the sale of the French international.
The relationship between the pair has hit fever pitch in recent months, the height of it coming in last week’s home loss to West Brom. Pogba was taken off in the 58th minute, a move that almost signaled the end of his Old Trafford career that wasn’t meant to end in this manner. Top Yggdrasil slots online divide opinion on the ability of the former Juventus man.
On his day, he is up there with the very best but his ability to drift through matches means he will always be a cut below the likes of Thiago and Toni Kroos as the best central midfielders in Europe. After leaving United on a free transfer back in 2012, Pogba went to Juventus and quickly became a fans favorite in Turin, playing football that belied his tender years. He was part of a brilliant trio alongside Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal that reached the Champions League Final. He re-joined Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for a club-record fee of £89m, with Sir Alex Ferguson finally admitting he made an error letting him go four years earlier.
Pogba made an underwhelming start to his 2nd Old Trafford career, struggling to find a rhythm and also finding it hard to fit into Jose Mourinho’s tactical flexibility. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January is believed to be part of the reasons for Pogba’s downturn in form.
In almost childlike scenarios, there is a feeling that Pogba believes that he should be on the same pay bracket ad the Chilean, though his performances have offered no glimpse as to why United should give him a salary raise. Pogba is a player that has natural ability that can take him to the top, but his off-the-pitch personality is not doing his careers any good.
He loves the fast life, flashy hairstyles, tattoos and a swagger that doesn’t really match his displays week-in, week-out. It seems there is no way back for Pogba at United, which itself is a shame. So much more was expected of him, but he has not shown why United have spent such huge money on him. Jose Mourinho is a man that doesn’t take prisoners, no matter the personality involved. The Portuguese believes in players putting in the hard work and not feeling bigger than the team. It is a lesson Pogba can learn, but time is running out to make a success of his United career. If he leaves, there won’t be a third transfer to The Theatre of Dreams.