It’s been a tough second season at Manchester United for Paul Pogba, but at 25 years old time is on the Frenchman’s side to realise his potential and become one of the world’s best players.
In order for that to happen, though, he and Jose Mourinho must work together to finally find his best position in the middle of the park.
When played in a midfield two alongside Nemanja Matic, Pogba has looked lost at times, while he hasn’t overly impressed when given the freedom to roam further forward.
It must be said that United’s defensive style of play under Mourinho also doesn’t suit the France international, who thrives when he has attacking options around him.
Pogba recently admitted he used to watch videos of Brazilian Ronaldo and Diego Maradona but realised he needed to watch players in his own position in order to learn.
“The first time I was with him was in the Champions League final [between Juventus and Barcelona in 2015]. He was very small,” said the United star
“He has a stature that nobody has, something special for him, everything is special. He’s a player who has football inside him, who feels it, it’s incredible.”
Small, special and capable of doing things no one else can – yeah, that’s pretty much Messi.
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