Debate continues to rage over how Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho can get the best out of his club’s record signing Paul Pogba.
Many believe the France international lacks the tactical discipline to play in a midfield two, others say it’s his mangers fault for not playing him on the left of a three man midfield like he did at Juventus, while another school of thought is that the 24-year-old only wants to attack and just doesn’t have the discipline of desire to partake in defensive duties.
Now former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports Jamie Carragher has joined the debate. Writing in his column for the Telegraph the 40-year-old lamented Pogba’s lack of progress since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in the summer of 2016.
“Here we are, 18 months on, and nothing has changed. In recent away games against Spurs and Arsenal Pogba made the same mistakes.
“This time it is more serious because it shows he is either unwilling or incapable of absorbing information from his manager.”
Rumours of a falling out between Pogba and Mourinho over his role in the team have been circulating for some months now, although United’s manager has vehemently denied that there is any rift.
Despite this the talented midfielder was dropped recently after poor performances in his sides defeats to Spurs and Newcastle.
Pogba looks set to start United’s crunch Premier League encounter against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday however, due to an injury to Ander Herrera.