Paul Pogba has proven to be utterly brilliant for Manchester United so far this season, as a result of quite literally being freed from the defensive midfield spot to a more attacking role, which he is more comfortable at.
The only bump came in the form of an unexpected hamstring injury which has sidelined the 24-year-old for several weeks.
However, it appears that he hasn’t been experiencing the same joy while playing for the French national side, according to Jose Mourinho.
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In an interview with Telefoot, the United boss claimed: “He can make football history. We have the balance in midfield to occupy space better [this season]. [Partnered] with Matuidi [in the France team], I think he isn’t happy.”
With the latter being deployed as a holding midfielder, Pogba has been wrecking impressive damage upfront alongside Lukaku.
However, with France, the former Juventus star has to be content with being used as a defensive midfielder, playing alongside the likes of Blaise Matuidi and N’Golo Kante.
It is important to understand that this is being done due to the country’s enviable arsenal of attacking players to choose from up front. As of such, football’s favorite dabber finds himself surplus to requirement as a penetrating midfielder.
On the other hand, it is quite obvious that with United, he is more than happy, and will look to continue his campaign on a high note when he returns from injury. The time frame on that, however, is still far from clear, with anywhere between a November return to a 2018 miss out repeatedly on the table.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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