Manchester United are struggling on the pitch and all kinds of issues are cropping up over the team’s reportedly unhappy squad.
From Gary Neville’s moans about Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo not clapping the away fans after the draw at Newcastle, to The Mail claiming the players are displeased with Ralf Rangnick’s late training sessions, Carrington does not seem like a happy place right now.
United gave the ball away against Newcastle more times than in any match this season and struggled to ‘control’ the game in the way Rangnick wants. It’s clear that the new boss has a big task ahead to implement his preferred playing style effectively.
Amid the problems at United, Paul Pogba appears keen to offer himself up as a potential saviour to the club’s issues – if you want to read his cryptic message that way.
Pogba posted a message on Instagram today, reading: ‘Don’t look at the problem, look at the solution’, with a picture of himself in an Adidas tracksuit.
Whose solution will Pogba be providing?
Pogba’s message can be taken as one suggesting he will soon be back for Manchester United to improve the situation.
There is a chance he could flourish as an advanced player in Rangnick’s system once he returns from the injury which has kept him out of action since the November international break.
But Pogba’s message can also be construed another way, based on his very uncertain future at the club.
Pogba will be able to negotiate with foreign teams from January as a soon to be free agent and sign a pre-contract agreement.
Clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus may also have their own ‘problems’ which Pogba can look to provide a solution to, if they offer him the wages he is looking for.
Many Manchester United fans have given up on Pogba staying, and Ralf Rangnick told the Sky Sports that while he has spoken with the Frenchman, he will not be begging him to stay, or any other player.
In the short-term, Pogba could give United a lift, although there is no date yet projected on his return, with his comeback expected sometime in January.
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