Manchester United ‘should have cut their losses with Paul Pogba two years ago’ as Red Devils star admits he is ‘unsatisfied’ by second Old Trafford spell March 24, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Manchester United should have cut their losses with ‘dissatisfied’ Paul Pogba two years ago, talkSPORT has been told.
The France international has admitted he was underwhelmed by his return to Old Trafford and stated his team’s season is ‘dead’ already.
The midfielder spoke to French outlet Le Figaro ahead of France’s match against the Ivory Coast this Friday, and the world champion took the opportunity to open up about his second stint in Manchester.
“He gave me a role that I know, but at Manchester United, do I really have a role? I’m asking the question and I don’t know the answer.”
When quizzed about what he wants from his future after his current contract is up, Pogba gave a brutal assessment, replying: “To keep on winning, progressing, and catch up all these years I couldn’t win trophies.
“To be honest, I’m not satisfied by the five last seasons, I’m really not. For this year it’s dead, we still won’t win anything. Whether it’s with Manchester or in another club, I want to win trophies.”
Pogba’s comments were discussed by talkSPORT‘s Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist and Gabby Agbonlahor on Thursday’s Breakfast show, and the hosts all agreed on what the Red Devils should do following the Frenchman’s comments.
“First of all Paul Pogba is an outstanding player isn’t he,” Agbonlahor said when asked on his view on the France international’s comments.
“I see what he’s done in his career and what he’s done for France at the World Cup but I feel like for some reason it’s not worked at Manchester United has it.
“There’s a saying isn’t there that sometimes you just don’t go back to clubs you’ve been at and I don’t think it was the right move for him and it just hasn’t worked for him.
“Yes, he’s been out of position sometimes and had to play on the left wing, a lot of managers have been in there, managers like [Jose] Mourinho, who he didn’t get on with.
“Sometimes a move is best for both parties, I think Manchester United need to move on and Paul Pogba needs to move on and maybe both will succeed from that.”
Brazil then went on to question why Pogba has stayed at the club given he has been unhappy, and McCoist said he believed he knew why.
“I think he’s trying to run down his contract,” the Rangers legend said, “If I were United I would’ve cut my losses two years ago.”
“…I think those quotes kind of sum him up. Effectively it’s everybody else’s fault but mine.”
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