Manchester United made some huge signings last summer. None more so than Paul Pogba in a world record deal from Juventus. The 24-year-old midfielder has had a hit and miss season but when he’s on form, it’s clear to see why many rate him as the best midfielder on the planet.
That is a sentiment echoed by former Arsenal icon Ian Wright, who has had his say on the Frenchman whilst on a podcast for The Sun. The striker has claimed that Pogba is without a doubt right up there, but he needs to improve on his consistency.
The ex-Gunner also added that he is going to be a magnificent footballer, and that can only be a good thing for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and the rest of his teammates.
“Paul Pogba is still one of the best midfielders in the world. He hasn’t proven it too much this season,” Wright told the Sun Goals podcast, quoted by The Sport Review.
“He hasn’t done it often enough. There has been a lot of off-field stuff. It gives people an opportunity to have a go at him.”
Wright added: “Once he focuses on purely playing, he is going to be magnificent.”
Honestly, I genuinely wouldn’t swap Pogba for any other central midfielder in the world. He is a rare breed as he is brilliant on both sides of the ball, has a rocket of a shot, is mobile and his range of passing is simply sublime.
I was gutted when Sir Alex let him go all those years ago and it always felt like that was a decision that would cost us. Now though, we have him right at the peak of his powers and this coming season could be a huge one for him.
Personally, I’m of the opinion that everyone would have been raving about his campaign if our forwards could actually finish, because he’d have so many more assists if Ibrahimovic and company actually hit the back of the net when Pogba played them in on countless occasions.