Manchester United are fretting over Paul Pogba’s future at the club. The midfielder has been courted by Real Madrid and has since expressed his desire to switch allegiances to the Spanish behemoths.
While rumours suggest that the French world cup winner is currently unsettled at the club, United manager Ole Gunnar Soljskaer has been unwilling to make public the extent of the midfielder’s dissatisfaction. However, a club source reveals that Pogba’s attitude has changed ever since Madrid began their charm offensive.
According to Daily Mail, the club insider has noticed certain fundamental changes in Pogba’s demeanour:
“You can see the difference in him since the Real links came up…He’s not as switched on as before and it’s been noticed in his body language and concentration levels.”
The flamboyant midfielder’s form has nosedived since his sending off against PSG. Seemingly reborn under Soljskaer management, Pogba has a solitary assist to his name in the last ten games. After eight goals and five assists in his first ten games under The Norwegian, the Frenchman’s output has tailed off dramatically.
While Solskjaer insists that Pogba’s commitment to Manchester United hasn’t wavered one bit, he must be harbouring concerns over recent developments in private.
FOX Sports Asia probability rating: 3.5/5; Madrid are poachers par excellence. Once they set their mind on a player, the club will leave no stone unturned. Ferguson might have refused to sell a virus to them, but Madrid was only ever interested in Ronaldo. One wonders if Fergie had failed to hold onto his boy wonder, will the demure Norwegian be able to convince Pogba to give Los Blancos the cold shoulder?