For all the accolades Paul Pogba got during the 2018 World Cup for his immense contributions to the French team and scoring in during the competition and at the final stage against Croatia. Also, with his relentless effort in the Manchester United team before he went on injury earlier this year. All these facts together one would say Paul Pogba should be in the news for good things all the time.
However, that is not the case, the 27-year-old midfielder has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons which have propelled millions of Manchester United fans to call for him to be offloaded when the transfer window opens. Earlier this month, Paul Pogba made some bad choices of wearing Blaise Matuidi’s Juventus outfit for training with the intention of showing support for his countryman who has been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Although Pogba might mean well when he picked up the jersey for training, however, it doesn’t seem to go well with hundreds of Manchester United fans especially online. They have called the management of the club to sell off the midfielder back to Juventus because it seems to them the World Cup winner still wants to play for the Italian giant. The presence of Bruno Fernandes in the team has placed the Manchester United midfield in a safe spot. Little wonder, some fans no longer worry themselves with when the Frenchman will return from injury.
While all these are going on, it is certain that the future of Paul Pogba in Old Trafford has loomed at the corridor of uncertainty. Nevertheless, former Manchester United midfielder, Jonathan Greening wants the Red Devils to keep the Frenchman for him to play alongside Bruno Fernandes in the team.
While some fans and football critics would hurriedly sign a petition to release Paul Pogba to any interested club when the transfer window opens, Greening seems to be of a different opinion. Greening who played 14 times between 1998 to 2001 during the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson stated that the club should find a means to settle scores with the Frenchman instead of letting him go. “They need to sort out the Paul Pogba situation because he’s such a good player, and when he’s on his game he’s unreal,” he told Grand National.
“I’d like to see him back fit playing with Bruno Fernandes, leaving Scott McTominay or Fred sitting in. Let those two [Pogba and Fernandes] play together, and they’ll bounce off each other really well.
“If Paul Pogba stays, commits himself, he’s happy and fit and wants to play there (at United) it will be immense for the team and a massive boost.”