I think it’s fair to say that Manchester United have slowly but surely turned into a bang-average team over the last half-decade. It’s a shame because for so long we dominated domestically while always competing on the continent.
These days, things are different. I’ve no doubt that United will get back to the summit, it’ll just take time to fix the costly errors that have been made.
One thing Old Trafford has always played host to is top quality players, that’ll never change. Today, the 55-man shortlist for a spot in the FIFPro World XI was announced by UEFA. It’s something that, over the years, United have dominated. This time around, two Red Devils are in the running.
There are no prizes for guessing who, either. Both Paul Pogba and David de Gea, United’s only two genuinely world-class players, are in with a shot.
Despite De Gea’s struggles over the last six months, you still cannot deny his sheer brilliance and class. We’re lucky that he’s our number one.
As for Pogba, he has been inconsistent but his qualities are there for all to see. It’s criminal that we’ve not put a top-class team around him because on his day he’s the best in the business.
What’s scary is that I can genuinely see both of these guys playing their football elsewhere next season. De Gea seemingly isn’t any closer to signing a new contract while we all know that Pogba no longer wants to be here… They say things get worse before they get better, right?