Paul Pogba has suffered more than his fair share of stick since rejoining Manchester United in 2016. Having played for our youth teams for a few years, he made the move to Juventus when Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t promise him more first team football and fell out with his agent, Mino Raiola.
He’s helped United win two trophies since his return, scoring in the Europa League final in 2017, but hasn’t reached the heights we expected following his impressive time at Juventus. He reached an all time low in recent weeks, with Jose Mourinho dropping him to the bench following an atrocious display in our defeat against Brighton, where he surrendered possession more times than any other midfielder this season. Rumours suggested that if Mourinho was still in charge when the January window opened, he would seek a transfer from the club, and if he wasn’t allowed to leave then, was off in the summer.
However, since Mourinho has been replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, we’ve seen Pogba playing in a more attacking role and reaping the benefits. He assisted three goals in our 5-1 win over Cardiff, as well as scoring two goals in our 3-1 win over Huddersfield, and putting in the corner that lead to Nemanja Matic’s opening goal.
Solskjaer has sung the praises of our midfield and claimed that Pogba knows exactly
That’s the Paul I have known since he was in the reserves and youth team. He’s always been a happy boy, a big smile on his face and when you score two you’re happy. It’s a response and Paul loves playing for this club. He’s a Manchester United boy through and through and knows what it means to play for the club.
Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.