Frank Lampard makes prediction about Paul Pogba’s future at Man United
The Chelsea FC legend doesn't expect Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United despite recent transfer speculation
Frank Lampard has admitted that he would be surprised if Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United.
The France international has endured a difficult couple of months since his return from a hamstring problem back in December.
Pogba made a brilliant start to the 2017-18 season with two goals and two assists in his opening four Premier League outings before his injury setback.
The 24-year-old has struggled to find consistency since his return to the Manchester United team despite some eye-catching performances at Arsenal and Everton.
Pogba was substituted midway through the second half of Manchester United’s losses to Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur over the past month or so.
Manager Jose Mourinho omitted Pogba from his starting line-up for a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town earlier this month, while the Frenchman was ill for their FA Cup fifth-round clash last weekend.
The club record signing has been linked with a potential move to La Liga giants Real Madrid over the past week amid talk of a fallout with Mourinho.
However, former Chelsea FC midfielder Lampard is confident that Pogba will remain at Old Trafford and work well with the Portuguese coach.
“There has been a big furore over Pogba’s future at Manchester United over the past few days because Mourinho has substituted him a couple of times and left him out the side on another occasion,” Lampard told the Evening Standard.
“Firstly, I would be very surprised if this ends up with Pogba leaving Old Trafford. He has only been there for 18 months or so and having left there for Juventus at such a young age, he will want to make a difference and he hasn’t done that yet.
“Besides, Mourinho loves Pogba, he wants him to be a success. He is not doing this for any other reason other than to extract more out of him and give him a nudge.”
Pogba returned to Manchester United in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in 2016.