Manchester United’s move to sign Paul Pogba is seemingly getting ever closer, with the club looking to wrap up a monumental deal for their former midfielder. However, huge deals like this will take time, with all parties involved looking to get the most out of it that they can.
With that in mind, the chances of Paul Pogba playing in Manchester United’s first few games are looking extremely slim. The 23-year-old hasn’t played a single minute of football since the European Championship final which was four weeks ago now, and he is going to be completely out of any match rhythm.
You’d imagine there is absolutely no way Pogba will feature in the Community Shield this coming Sunday, because the clubs are yet to sort out the final few details of the transfer. Then after that, they’d have to sort out all media commitments like officially unveiling the new player.
On top of that, there is no way a master tactician like Jose Mourinho will throw Pogba in straight at the deep end and risk injury due to him severely lacking in fitness. So you’d guess that the first Premier League game is also a massive no-go, and possibly the first home game against Southampton, too.
Obviously, the sooner the deal is completed, the quicker Pogba can come to Manchester and begin preparing for his first game. It doesn’t look likely that we’ll see our new man in action anytime soon, though.