Man United missing Paul Pogba’s unpredictability, claims ex-midfielder
Kevin Klbane believes Manchester United are missing Paul Pogba's unpredictability in midfield
Manchester United are missing Paul Pogba’s “unpredictability”, Kevin Kilbane has claimed.
The France international scored five goals and made four assists in his first Premier League season back at Manchester United following his club-record move in 2016.
Pogba was criticised by some pundits for his lacklustre displays last term after Manchester United paid £89m to re-sign the versatile midfielder from Serie A giants Juventus.
However, the 25-year-old made a brilliant start to the current campaign following a return of two goals and two assists in his opening four games.
But Pogba suffered a knee problem during Manchester United’s 3-0 win against Basel to keep the midfielder sidelined for a couple of months.
Manchester United have only managed to win one of their last three Premier League games, while the Red Devils have been criticised for their unattractive style of football in recent weeks.
Former Everton defender Kilbane believes Pogba’s absence in the Manchester United engine room has had a big impact on the Red Devils.
“Pogba bring that unpredictability. He brings the unpredictability to the team that they need,” Kilbane told Newstalk’s Off The Ball podcast.
Manchester United sign Pogba in a club-record £89m deal from Serie A giants in the 2016 summer transfer window as Mourinho’s fourth signing of his fledgling Old Trafford rein.