Manchester United Football Club certainly made waves within the footballing world over the summer, particularly when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world record fee. It’s definitely fair to say the Frenchman has been very hit and miss since his return to the North West.
The 24-year-old midfielder has shown glimpses of his capabilities, and we’ve seen just how important of a player he could be. However, his consistency has been a real issue, and more often than not, he hasn’t turned up when we need him most.
That was evident again during the Chelsea match in my opinion, albeit he wasn’t helped out by Ander Herrera, who left Manchester United a man light in the middle of the park.
As you’d imagine, the media have been ripping the £89million man to shreds recently, but the man who matters most has come out in defence of him; Jose Mourinho.
“I feel that the world is losing values and we all know that and envy is coming into certain levels that I am scared with,” The official Manchester United website quote the manager as saying.
“It is not Paul’s fault that he gets ten times the money that some very good players get. It is not Paul’s fault that some fans are in trouble and need every penny to survive. He needs respect, his family deserve respect.”
“He comes form a working family with three boys so I am sure the Mum and Dad worked hard for many years. A kid that comes to me as a teen to fight for his career here and was not afraid to work for a better life.”
“I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not listen to what people say.”
It is great that Jose has come out in support, but he simply had to do it. Pogba is getting pelters all over social media at the moment, and although most of it is harsh, you do understand where they are coming from.
As a Red Devil myself, I have to say I’ve been disappointed in his performances for the most part, but I guess we’re all guilty of forgetting that he’s still so young and he will take time to develop.