Yesterday, we covered a story in which it was claimed that Paul Pogba isn’t actually injured. Instead, he’s trying to force a Manchester United exit.
The mercurial Frenchman has been missing since late-September, due to an ankle injury. Being without arguably your best, most-talented player for any prolonged period of time is an obvious problem…
Although the star midfielder hasn’t performed anywhere near to his capabilities, there’s no doubt that when Pogba plays, the whole team plays better.
Well, claims that he’s actually not injured could well be true – that’s if what Alan Brazil said on talkSPORT yesterday turns out to be correct information. Apparently, the pundit reckons that United’s stat 26-year-old has played his last reds match via a ‘strong source’.
“Someone has just told me, and it’s not just a random text, I know this guy and he does know a lot about United and what has gone on.” Brazil said on talkSPORT’s Monday Sports Breakfast.
“He says: ‘From a very strong source – Pogba will NEVER play for United again’.
“Now, take that the way you want it, I don’t know who has told him but that is what he is saying.
“Because I was thinking the other night, ‘What has happened to him, where is he?’
“Pogba posted a video of himself playing basketball last week, despite the injury, drawing criticism from fans.
“Look that’s the source; he has told me he will never play for United again.”
At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised. This club is on the decline right now, and it’d just sum everything up perfectly if the Red Devils’ most expensive ever signing just decides he’d rather sit there and do nothing than run out at Old Trafford.
It does feel as though Pogba has been sidelined for a while, with Solskjaer remaining relatively quiet on the injury. Photos of the midfielder shooting hoops in Miami definitely didn’t help his case either…
There’s nothing worse than having a toxic dressing room. If Pogba doesn’t want to be here, then let him go in the January window for a decent price. Failing that, stick him in the reserves. The worst thing Solskajer could do is bow into his demands, so it’s up to United to wrestle the ball back into their court.