Keep your anger aside for a moment, and try to wrap your hands around a Manchester United midfield combination of Paul Pogba, Scott Mctominay, and Fred. Appealing right?
Unfortunately, Paul Pogba’s return could as destructive, as it could be essential depending on which path the Frenchman decides to take.
Pogba hasn’t been on good terms with the Manchester United faithful and has seen himself made scapegoat, as the red devils struggled at the start of the season.
The midfielder was eventually hauled off through injury and hasn’t returned since then. In his absence, Scott Mctominay and Fred have found a near-perfect rhythm, enough to see beat neighbors Manchester City at the weekend.
United’s biggest problem at the moment remains with finding their way past the lesser clubs, and this is where Paul Pogba could be both helpless and essential.
Neither Juan Mata nor Andreas Pereira possess the qualities of Paul Pogba, not even close if we are being honest. The Frenchman can hold up play, just long enough to split an opponent’s defense in two.
Other than that, everyone would agree, that few in the modern football world can caress the ball like Paul Pogba can from practically any range within a standard field.
Manchester United will need this, when going up against lesser teams who would be happy to sit deep, long enough to counter-attack, and frankly without a sense of creativity, United will continue to struggle with the chances they’d get against such defenses.
No more defensive duties
Finally, Paul Pogba can concentrate more on his attacking duties, now that Fred has comfortably taken charge of guarding the defense line.
Should Pogba keep his cool, he might just hit jackpot under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and could be a focal point, as the Norwegian sets his sight on trophies soon enough.
However, all these, of course, depend on whether or not Paul Pogba is even interested in Manchester United anymore. With Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane firing the bullets from all angles.