Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been apart of top-level football for the longest time which gives him the unique ability to quickly identify a crucial moment when it surfaces, so the manager for Manchester United should be well aware of the challenges that are on the horizon. The head coach for Man Utd is currently fighting for credibility, among supporters and in the dressing room, and it’s got nothing to do with Paul Pogba and his intentions of leaving the club.
The Saga of Paul Pogba
It seems to be the standard for Manchester United to implement preparations for the pre-season. In the background, while a saga is presented to supporters around the world where, as the squad landed in Australia earlier this week for the first leg of their exciting summer tour that will also take place in China and Singapore, Pogba has managed to take centre stage in this year’s soap opera.
The midfielder from France, who posted a video clip on social media recently on his running sessions that occur in Central Park, has confessed on numerous occasions on his desire to locate a new challenge during the summer. While this was taking place, his manager also confirmed a week ago that Paul Pogba is currently seeking a new home before the 2019/2020 season gets underway.
Manchester United have confirmed on several occasions that Paul Pogba is not for sale. However, multiple reports have surfaced since then stating that the Man Utd coaching staff and Solskjaer were well prepared for a public war that involved the players and the club, knowing full well that every single comment and decision needed to be carefully considered to maintain at least some sort of control over the entire situation. However, it seems like the saga that is Paul Pogba is regarded as the natural part for Solskjaer.
If Solskjaer decided to keep Paul Pogba in his team, he would permanently hold on to the best player in his squad. However, if Solskjaer chooses to let him go, the manager of Manchester United will instantly have the backing of all Man Utd supporters that have grown extremely frustrated with the French midfielder and his unconvincing skills at times along with his awful behaviour that goes along with it.
Reports are also floating around that Paul Pogba is not regarded as a popular figure within his squad where some teammates are quite annoyed with his transfer from Juventus and his failure to live up to his puffed-up reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world. However, while there’s scepticism over his desire and ability to make a difference, there’s plenty of players at Manchester United that would like to see the coaching staff and the manager do more to ensure the club is heading in the right direction.
The 2019/20 season will be able to tell us a great deal about Manchester United and where they stand with a new manager in charge. Only time will tell!