If Paul Pogba is unlikely to play for Manchester United again this season, it’s time to accept that the Frenchman has made his final appearance for the club.
Maybe you were like me, excited by Pogba’s return to the club in 2016, thinking that he was coming back home to make a real impression on English football.
But his re-signing in 2016 has been an enormous failure. It was meant to signal United’s return to the summit of English football, but it was only false hope as he turned out to be a luxury footballer.
As we put it earlier this week, in a column about the departing Frenchman, Pogba was the fabulous decorative finish to a grand house which United forgot to lay the foundations to…
While blaming Pogba for all United’s faults is unfair he hardly helps himself. His reaction to the fans over Easter Weekend suggests he feels harshly treated in this regard, but he could probably demonstrate a little empathy in this regard.
Speaking about the players he has fit to face Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, Rangnick opened up on Pogba’s situation, saying (via Manchester Evening News): “Scott McTominay will be back and fit to play, he has beein training with us and he will train today, he will be available for the game, the same is true with Raphael Varane. Cristiano Ronaldo is available again, he’s been training with us.
“All of the others are still injured plus Paul Pogba. Paul, as it seems, with the scan we did the day before yesterday, it is very likely he will not play until the end of the season again.
“The doctor told me it will take four weeks minimum for him to recover and obviously the last game is the end of May. I don’t think it is very likely he will be able to play again [this season].”
Pogba is set to leave United at the end of the season when his contract expires, so these comments suggest that he has played his final game for the club.