Michael Carrick claims Paul Pogba still has a bright future in Manchester even after a disappointing season for the Frenchman.
Since Pogba returned to Manchester United in 2016 he has been unable to replicate the form he showed at Juventus. He’s shown glimpses of his ability, but has struggled to remain consistent which has led to plenty of criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Despite this, Pogba’s now former teammate Michael Carrick, who will now join Manchester United’s coaching staff after retiring this season, has insisted that the French midfielder still has a big future at Old Trafford.
“Of course he’s got a future, he’s a big player for us, he’s a great age, he’s got his peak years ahead of him,” Carrick told Sky Sports.
“It’s not even something I’d give a second thought to, to be honest.” He added.
Carrick also commented on Manchester United’s trophy less season after losing in the FA Cup final to Chelsea.
“Like the manager said before the game, the manager isn’t going to judge the team on one game. We’ll learn, we’ve managed to pick up trophies in the last few years, and obviously not winning one is not ideal for us.
“But we’re looking ahead now, whether we’d won it or not you don’t look back, we’ve got to look to next season and it has to be a big one for us.”
It’s still too early to write off Pogba at United entirely, but he’s going to improve a lot if he is going to really make a mark in England. Also Manchester United will need him at his best if they’re to beat their biggest rivals Manchester City to the title next season after they finished 19 points behind Pep Guardiola’s record breaking champions.