According to Jamie Redknapp, if Paul Pogba chose to join Manchester City, he would become their “one of City’s star performers.”
Many people, especially Man Utd fans, criticize Pogba for his poor performance during last weekend match with Newcastle. The game, which ended with a 1-0 defeat, leaves United 16 points behind Manchester City. This situation can get worse if United, according to Pogba, did not do anything with Pogba.
He believed that a man like Pogba should be under Guardiola’s wing, instead of Jose Mourinho. Only at City, he can hone his potential.
Perhaps, that is the truth. Perhaps, the Red Devil is not just the right place for Pogba and his future. Despite staying on the bench, he should find another place if he still wants to continue his career. Mou will less likely change his opinion about how he plays and sooner or later he might be sent off from the club.
This is a difficult situation, even for Pogba himself. Many people accuse him of being useless, without considering the whole aspects. He was once one of the best players the world ever has and he still is.
Mou does realize this fact and he will not trash Pogba just because he didn’t play well at several games. He is still looking for a chance where he can see the real Pogba comes out. It is his job as a manager. Everyone is looking for a day when Pogba shines again and that is what Mou does right now.
Redknapp also said, “Taking him off against Tottenham, that’s not how you’re going to get the best out of him. You can see at Newcastle, his confidence was really low.”
“I’m not saying you need to pander to him but I don’t see a situation where Pep Guardiola would do that. If he was playing at Man City, he would be one of their star performers. I just don’t think that Jose Mourinho gets the best out of him.”
“Pep’s the sort of manager who would bring him on, but with Mourinho it almost feels he’s taking him on. This isn’t a kid he’s dealing with, he’s one of the biggest assets in football world.”
“Mourinho is asking for a war now with current players. With Pogba’s power in that dressing room, Mourinho has got to be very careful. I don’t see the benefit in upsetting one of your star players.”
Instead of holding him at the midfield, Mourinho should have allowed him to roar forward the opponent’s defense. A player like Pogba should be left with what he can do the best, not as the manager insisted him to do. Doing so will only benefit no one, neither the club, nor the player himself.