On August 8 of 2016, Paul Pogba marked his name in the history-books of football as the Frenchman became the most expensive player in the sport after Manchester United offloaded €105 million in order to secure the services of the highly rated player who was 22 years old at the time of this signing.
This fee is astronomically high for any player and its fairly risky to splash out so much money for a performer who is so young but nonetheless, the Premier League club took the risk and so far it has not been a gamble that has paid off for Manchester United as Pogba has only scored 1 goal in 6 matches and 0 assists.
The impact that Paul Pogba was expected to make in Old Trafford has not been felt but the young superstar has recently talked about how this issue can be resolved and how he can play a more important and key role in Manchester United.
Paul Pogba was included in France’s 2018 World Cup Qualifying match against Netherland which was played on October 10 at the Amsterdam Arena and it was Pogba who secured the victory for France as he scored the only goal of the entire match.
This is the kind of impact that Pogba wants to have with Manchester United but since he is being mostly utilized as a holding midfielder and the Frenchman wants things to change as the 23 year old attacker said:
“I try to adapt. I am a player who would rather go forward.The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them. I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts.It cost me a bit to play differently, much like Andrea Pirlo. I have to play, be there to recover and play more for the team ‘’
For a player that had a price tag of €108 million, Pogba is expected to make a huge impact but is seriously struggling and this is something that has to change soon in order for Manchester United to have a real chance of winning the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League which are some of the initial targets that was placed upon Jose Mourinho since arriving to Old Trafford.