When Manchester United took the big-money decision to re-sign Paul Pogba, the Old Trafford faithful were elated.
Finally, a world-class midfielder to pull the strings, they thought. Oh how wrong we all were. So far, we’ve had probably a handful of good games from the 25-year-old. That’s not anywhere near enough for a man who cost £89million.
We’ve all backed Pogba tirelessly from opposing fans, holding onto that glimmer of hope that he will come good. That still hasn’t happened. Recently, it seems as though he has decided he wants out of United. I can sort of understand where he’s coming from…
Now, Gary Neville has weighed in on the situation and the former right-back had some hard-hitting home truths for Pogba. The phrase ‘nail on the head’ immediately comes to mind…
“As a fan, honestly, part of me is that no one is bigger than the club and I am not interested in people who are looking left and right,” Neville told The Times.
“So Paul, if you want to go play somewhere else, let’s make that work for you because Manchester United will be fine, don’t worry about that.”
“If I was still in that dressing room giving personal advice it would be, ‘Paul, it’s obvious you want to play somewhere else but be professional.
“‘Don’t be someone who is seen as a mercenary or a mutineer. You don’t need to do that.’”
Pogba, when he’s on it, is borderline unstoppable. He just hasn’t been anywhere near good enough consistency-wise. My issue comes with the way he has gone about showing unhappiness.
Rather than just flatly coming out and say it ala Anthony Martial, Pogba has been trying to subtly drop hints; that’s good for nobody as all it does is further adds to the unrest.
Honestly, I’d let him go as soon as possible. No sole player is bigger than the club. Can you honestly say we’ll miss him based off his performances? I’m not so sure we will…