Paul Pogba is a wonderfully gifted footballer. His exploits are there for all to see. His trophy cabinet is already overflowing.
However, he’s left an awful lot to be desired since his return ‘home’ to Manchester. Big things were expected. We’ve only seen glimpses of his insane ability. All-too-often he’s gone missing when the lights are the brightest. In the big-game scenario, the midfield man tends to go missing.
Ex-Arsenal forward-turned-pundit, Ian Wright, has weighed in on the situation. He is claiming that if Pogba left England now, he would leave a lot to be desired. You know what, Wright is right.
“He’s a great player, and he’s a World Cup winner. He has come back and has proven that he is that guy,” he said per the Manchester Evening News live blog. “But if Paul Pogba left in January, and we looked back at his Premier League CV, would you say he has been brilliant here? He still has a lot to prove!”
“I think he’s fantastic, that picture of him dabbing with the World Cup is brilliant, it’s going to be iconic, but at the same time, in the Premier League he hasn’t done it properly, consistently enough yet.
“Coming back with a World Cup medal has given him a false sense of security, in thinking that: ‘I’m bigger than this now.’ We need to see more from him and what he’s capable of doing.”
Pogba has looked unreal for his country at times. Then, back at United, it looks as though he’s often trying too hard for whatever reason. The struggles have been evident over the last two years. Those seem to evaporate when he pulls on the France jersey.
Be that down to Jose Mourinho, lesser quality in and around him or just sheer bad luck, who knows? I think it’s fair to say that he does want out of Old Trafford; although I don’t think he’ll be getting his wish any time soon.
Like Wright says, if he wants to go down in Premier League folklore he has to buck his ideas up – and quickly…