Paul Pogba to discuss recent troubles at Manchester United with France boss Didier Deschamps

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba will give a detailed account of his recent troubles at Manchester United to France manager Didier Deschamps in a private meeting this week, according to reports.

The Frenchman has endured a difficult period at Old Trafford over the last couple of months, with injury problems, illness and a lapse in form reducing him to just four starts in the last 11 games.

His relationship with Mourinho has provided cause for concern among supporters, who reacted furiously to seeing the 25-year-old left out of the starting XI against Sevilla in both legs.

And according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, Pogba will meet with Deschamps over the international break and confide in him the struggles he is currently facing at Old Trafford.

We can never accurately know just how deep the issues between Pogba and Mourinho really run, or whether there is even much of a problem at all. Seeing him subbed off against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United was all the commentariat needed in order to go to town, and since then the whole thing has snowballed.

What we can say with confidence, however, is that this current period resembles Pogba’s hardest time at United so far in terms of form.

But this should not send alarm bells ringing. Every footballer goes through difficult patches and the current mood surrounding Old Trafford following defeat to Sevilla – where he came on in the second half and looked like shell of himself – is only compounding the gloom surrounding his name.

Does this translate to Pogba wanting to pack his bags, throw the towel in, and head off to Paris Saint Germain to pursue a meaningless title? No, it does not.

This is a man who could have joined Real Madrid in 2016 and chose United instead: a patchy couple of months is not going to destroy his resolve to assert himself at this club.

 

 

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