As a Manchester United fan, this season simply cannot end quickly enough. After a dross start made to the year with Jose Mourinho in charge, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer initially steadied the ship but results under the Baby Faced Assassin has since took a massive dive.
This summer is going to be make or break for the Norwegian. If the club back him then Solskjaer will have a chance at succeeding, but big money will need to be spent – while also keeping ahold of the key players already at Old Trafford.
It goes without saying that Paul Pogba is probably the most talented player on United’s books at the moment, albeit he’s mightily inconsistent. The mercurial Frenchman divides fans like no other, although pundit Chris Sutton reckons the Red Devils should build the team around their 26-year-old superstar.
“Manchester United should build the team around Paul Pogba,” he said per the BBC.
“In my opinion, he’s world class. We know there’s a player in there. Did [Jose] Mourinho get the best out of him? No. Did he show signs under Solskjaer that things are turning? Yes.
“If United want to push and be serious about contending for major honours, you need to keep your best players and Paul Pogba is one of those. It’s OK people saying ‘sell him’ but who are you going to replace him with?
“There does need to be a clear-out but the problem is, who’s going to want to go to United?”
I think Sutton is right in claiming Pogba is world-class, but it’s infuriating as it seems he only turns it on when he feels like it.
The problem is, with the lack of Champions League football on offer, you genuinely wouldn’t begrudge Pogba leaving – particularly if the price is right.
We’ve all expected more from Pogba since arriving and he’s been here three years and I can genuinely count his good games on my hands. For £89million we’re within our rights to expect better, so this summer could go either way where Pogba is concerned – and I don’t think the majority of fans would be too fussed whether he stays or leaves.