Ever since Paul Pogba went to Manchester United for a then record transfer fee of €105 million, he hasn’t been able to live up to expectations. He’s nothing like the player he was during his time in Juventus. In other words, he hasn’t been himself.
It appears that the relationship between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Pogba has fallen completely apart. Apparently, they do not speak to each other. Truth be told, despite being a very unique and talented player, Pogba really has fallen behind and it’s time for him to step up and pull himself together. Many say he has concentrated more on his image rather than on soccer, which is why he’s been sloppy in his current tenure with Manchester United.
Pogba’s antics with social media have drawn up criticism suggesting that he’s not focused and committed. Basically, his head is not in the game and Mourinho has a right to be upset with Pogba. However, several of his teammates are also angry about his lack of concentration and commitment to the game. Since he and Mourinho can’t get on the same page, Pogba needs to be shipped off to a club where he’ll be comfortable with the game plans and scheme. Most importantly, he’ll need to go where he can get along with the manager.
A transfer may be what Pogba needs to improve, but he is going to have to make changes on his own. Manchester United seems to have plans of selling Pogba this summer. The French star has drawn the interest of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. PSG is probably not the best option for Pogba because competition in the French Ligue 1 is very scarce and if Pogba plans to redeem himself, he needs to be in a league with a lot of competition as it’ll help him get motivated so Real Madrid would be a better fit. Regardless of where he goes, he’ll likely have to earn the respect and trust of his teammates.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane would love to have Pogba and no doubt, Pogba would love to play for Real Madrid and learn from Zidane. As we know, Pogba has been compared to Zidane and he has stated that he idolized Zidane. The Madrid manager expressed his admiration of Pogba and even admitted that he wanted him to come to Real Madrid, but Pogba made his decision to go to Man U instead. Since Zidane and Pogba are both big fans of one another, there’s no doubt that these two can get along famously, which ought to be a big help for Pogba for motivational purposes.
If Pogba does get transferred to Real Madrid, he better be ready and focused because Zidane is a manager that expects results every day and looks to be impressed. In Pogba’s case, it would not be good for him if his childhood hero lost faith in him. Pogba will have to step it up immediately if he winds up playing under Zidane or wherever he lands.