Is Pogba proving his worth or not?
This article will be very optimistic and fact filled.
Paul Labile Pogba rose to prominence in his days at Juventus with the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and the likes, he was just a spectacle, he made breathtaking tackles, beautiful dribbles, long passes, he was just the ideal solution to Manchester united’s midfield problems but alas there’s more to just Red Devil’s midfield problems than just a Pogba.
He cost £89m which was huge at that time but like they say stats don’t lie.
In his first season, he at Man utd under the tutelage of Mourinho, despite the fact that he made more passes, created more chances, made most long balls, made more successful tackles and dribbles than he has ever made in his career and surpassing his mates who play the same position as he does in other clubs, there was nothing to show for it as man united’s midfield problems and as well as Mourinho’s pragmatic tactics had him clamped down and void of his usual creative influence.
Pogba, back in Juventus, was never asked to track back to defend, rather he had Vidal and Pirlo do that for him, he was only saddled with the attack of the team thereby giving him freedom to perform wonders with his feet, but at Man utd the reverse was the case, as he was mostly used as a defensive midfielder and/or box to box player which seemingly slowed down his progress but that didn’t spoil that fact that he was the most consistent player at Manutd. France’s national team coach and other coaches can relate as he was working tirelessly for the team with no or less world class players. But still he showed his gem by wining the Europa league player of the year.
The arrival of matic in the summer of 2017/2018 season helped him but the manager’s tactics was still something to be worried about as he was still saddled with defensive responsibilities, let’s hope Mourinho gets his tactics right and ease Pogba of his defensive responsibilities so he can show the world it is Paul Labile Pogba.
It would not totally be right to say Pogba has justified the money splashed on him but it can be said that he has shown signs that he could very well be the backbone of Manchester united sooner or later. We hope he does that as soon as possible.