Paul Pogba’s performance against Argentina in the last sixteen of the World Cup was a thing of beauty.
The 24-year-old absolutely ran the show from the first minute till last, through marauding runs, excellent passes and an outstanding show of leadership. He controlled the tempo, picked the right ball and dragged his teammates through when the going got tough.
After the game, Didier Drogba had some extremely kind words for United’s #6. The ex-Chelsea striker labelled him a leader after the incredible performance. It was a display that shows the world just how good he is, now, the task is to do that on a more consistent basis.
“Paul Pogba carried the team as a leader. He was incredible for France today.” Droga said, per The Peoples Person.
Although it was an immensely pleasing display, it was also somewhat frustrating. We’ve seen glimpses of his qualities time and time again, but why cannot he do that week-in-week-out for his club?
I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest that if he was performing like that for Manchester United, he’d be up there regarded as one of the best players on the planet. The club would no doubt be challenging for major honours, too.
Unfortunately, the displays like the one he put in against City have been all-too-infrequent. If he can improve on that over the next twelve months, United would certainly be in excellent shape.