Manchester United’s Premier League season is already over. Jose Mourinho looks like a beaten man. We’re barely halfway through the campaign.
This was supposed to be the year where we’d mount a real title challenge. Instead, this club is going backwards, as our are star players. You look at Paul Pogba, who was a World Cup winner over the summer, playing like a shadow of his former self.
However, Roy Keane believes that losing the Frenchman wouldn’t be a huge deal for United, before adding that they coped without him last time…
“I think there are one or two problems with players, obviously not on top form,” he said, per Sky Sports News.
“And the obvious one being Pogba. If he’s sitting on the bench today and not getting on then you’re thinking his days must be numbered. I don’t think they’ll do anything with Pogba in January but come the summer you move him on and it’s no big deal, he’s left Manchester United before.”
The problems at this club run far deeper than one player. Pogba is struggling, but he’s not the only one. Would I like to see him play better? Of course.
However, would I want arguably our most talented player to leave? No. When confident, there aren’t many better midfielders in world football. Sure, it’s not solely Mourinho’s fault that he’s struggling, and Pogba himself has to front up some of his critics, but I feel that you just don’t turn into a bad player overnight.
The only real way to test the theory is to see how he performs under a new manager. Who that man may be I have no idea, but some sort of change is needed at this club, and it has to happen sooner rather than later.