Last season, Manchester United didn’t add any silverware to the trophy cabinet, but clear progress has been made under Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils achieved their highest-placed finish post-Sir Alex Ferguson in 2017/18, finishing second in the Premier League table.
A key player in any success United had was Paul Pogba. The mercurial Frenchman was at the heart of our derby day heroics to prevent City winning the title against us; although those types of problems came far too infrequently for my liking.
The 24-year-old is currently at the World Cup with his native France, but during an interview, Pogba has admitted that there were small issues with the manager – presumably when Mourinho decided to drop him for a game or two after a spell of poor form.
“It was a better season than the previous one.” Pogba is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.
“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”
I don’t think is a major issue whatsoever. As Pogba says, he just has to accept that the manager’s decision is final. Mourinho is trying to do what’s best for the team, and from time-to-time, some players are going to be unhappy; particularly when you’ve got such a huge squad at his disposal.
With the addition of Fred this summer, it seems as though United are doing all they can to put Pogba in a position to succeed. This will be his third year back at the club, and you feel that this term really is make or break for the former Juventus star.