Is Paul Pogba set to follow Jose Mourinho out of Manchester United?
Gary Neville earlier told Paul Pogba to ‘do one‘ inferring he should leave Manchester United.
This came in reaction to Pogba’s Instagram message in reaction to Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
It was petty and immature, and an insight into the frosty relations behind the scenes between player and manager.
But there are major questions whether Pogba should follow Mourinho out of the Old Trafford exit door.
Pogba was dropped after the draw with Southampton and it was overdue.
His form had been terrible. We know he can produce on his day, but it’s been a while since we saw him dominate a game for 90 minutes in a United shirt.
If he picks up his performances now, it will look bad for the Frenchman, and suggest he downed tools under Mourinho.
Pogba has underwhelmed since he signed for United. Some of the criticism has been harsh, but he often looks disinterested and is outclassed by inferior opponents.
To be a United great it is about more than talent. It’s about mindset, and having the passion and willingness to fight.
Mourinho may have sapped it out of Pogba. Stories from behind the scenes may come out in the coming days.
Yet if the Frenchman cannot show he deserves to be in United’s first XI between now and the end of the season, then it might be time to cash in.
He has got his way with Mourinho leaving, but there can be no more appeasing Pogba.
He has to show he can fit in with the new, post-Mourinho United.
Otherwise we will move on without both Mourinho and Pogba, selling him to for big money to sign players who are more capable and ready to play for the shirt.