Ever since Pogba arrived at Old Trafford for his 2nd spell, he was already one of the most promising midfielders in the world with his extraordinary form at Juventus. But with every passing season, his presence has had lesser and lesser impact to pull the team up, compared to his “Juve days”, however, one can easily point out the difference in the quality of players he has been surrounded by at Manchester to those at Turin.
Agreed! However, what has actually tested the patience of the Manchester United fans, is the disparity between his shifts in style and the mismatch of his performances accordingly. To add much more fuel to fire, Paul Pogba has been the highest earning Manchester United player till Sanchez’s arrival, yet being inconsistent in certain major matches, with themir Red Devils losing to teams at the bottom of the table. In defence, I would agree he has been a great midfielder to give the team proper assistance, but the point is, is he actually worth so much? And if he isn’t, are there better options available?
Milinkovic Savic has been sensational for Lazio and Manchester United were, reasonably interested. Now, that the Frenchman is clearly unhappy, with his captaincy stripped off as well, the Serbian can be a good as well as younger substitute to Paul.
On the other hand, the perfect solution to Manchester United’s midfield crisis remains available in the market, as Bayern has said, “The door is always open”. The Spaniard, Thiago Alcantara, can easily be brought in, given the fact that Bayern has set an asking price of £70 million, while that can be easily obtained by selling the Frenchman off.
Other prominent options remain Miralem Pjanic, whose vision and midfield presence is merely extraordinary, seen quite prominently in Serie A as well as the Champions League. Ivan Rakitic, though a regular Barcelona player, has also established how vicious can he be with his goal as well as the woodwork struck free kick as the Croats Demolished his club teammate’s national team quite comprehensively.While Miralem Pjanic has a price of 100 million pounds to his name, the Croat was very close to a swap deal to the Frenchman this summer.
One fact, however, is very clear, that selling Pogba would provide no less than a 100 Million pounds, sufficient to buy any above midfielders. What’s disappointing is the fact that Pogba has gradually become another David Beckham at Old Trafford. However hard a truth may it be, style consumed both at the cost of performance at Manchester United. Having said that, both the players will always be one of the best midfielders of their generation.