Two months. That’s roughly how long we’ve been without Paul Pogba for. Now the sceptic in me always questioned just how serious the ankle injury was, particularly as it didn’t feel like a major concern at the time.
Well, now my cynicism has been somewhat backed up. The story comes from Cope, namely their program Tiempo de Juego, translated via Sport Witness. They state, rather damningly, that the United superstar has already made his recovery – he just doesn’t want to play for the club…
That’s because the midfielder wants to leave, and is trying to force that exit in January. Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stance on the midfielder has changed. The Baby Faced Assassin wanted to keep the Frenchman over the summer.
However, now, United would sanction the sale for as much money as the club can get. The article reckons that the Red Devils’ valuation stands at £128m (€150m).
Honestly, it always looked a bit sketchy when Pogba was spotted shooting hoops over in Miami, and working hard in the gym, but this story just backs it all up.
Perhaps he doesn’t want to be here anymore, which is well within his rights. There’s a proper way to go about it though. Sure, United miss him when he’s not fit and available, but can you honestly tell me that Pogba has lived up to his price-tag? There have been so many games where he has gone absolutely AWOL and majorly disappointed.
If United could sell him, and make a hefty profit in the process, I’d be all for it – providing Solskjaer is given the money to reinvest into the squad at the same time.