Paul Pogba hates deeper role, wants to play further forward: report

pogba hates deeper role at man united

It always feels like we’re talking about the latest problem with a certain Mercurial Frenchman. Today, there are claims that Paul Pogba now hates the deeper role in which he is being deployed in…

Before we begin, I’d like to state that I’m getting rather sick of all this Pogba stuff. Yes, he’s a great player, but he’s not performing at a great level right now. Simply put, we need to see better from him.

Well, the latest excuse for Pogba is his position. The story comes from The Independent, whose article is actually based around the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. We’re choosing to ignore that part as it feels way too early to be discussing the manager’s position…

Apparently, Pogba is deemed as ‘an issue’ positionally. And one that the manager must fix. Initially, there was excitement about the potential partnership with Bruno Fernandes when the Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford. However, that hype has since given way to ‘dysfunction’.

Now, it’s being reported by sources close to the player that the United star Pogba ‘hates’ his new role in the deeper position. The Frenchman, somewhat understandably, feels he should be playing in a more advanced spot.

So what happens now?

Well, in order to play Pogba further afield, it’d mean dropping one of the two creators (either Pogba or Fernandes). Right now, it looks far more likely that it’d be the former who’d be sitting on the bench…

It all comes down to how Solskjaer handles this one. Make no mistake about it, whichever way he plays it, someone is going to be upset. Being the nice guy that he is, I think the gaffer will continue on with the Pogba-Fernandes pivot for now, but there’s only so much more of these poor performances that us fans can take.

Personally, I’d go for Donny van de Beek ahead of Pogba but I’m not quite sure we’ll see that pairing this weekend…

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