Manchester United legend, Paul Ince says that Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United as early as in the summer. United’s £89m record signing who rejoined his boyhood club from Juventus last summer was seen arguing with Boss – Mourinho at Wembley before being substituted during United’s 2-0 defeat against Spurs. He also started the next game against Huddersfield on the substitutes’ bench; and again didn’t complete the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle last weekend.
And that has left former Old Trafford star Paul Ince convinced the midfielder could leave this summer.
According to reports in France, the 24-year old is growing frustrated at being played as a deep lying midfielder by Jose Mourinho.
And Ince reckons the France midfielder may ultimately turn his back on United this summer if Mourinho refuses to play him in a more attacking midfield role.
“If what’s being said about Pogba is true, that he regrets joining United, then I’d be disappointed, but not surprised,” said Ince.
“I can understand why Pogba might feel irritated with the position Mourinho currently has him playing in.
“He likes to roam, he likes to attack. He wasn’t signed to be a holding midfield player and that’s clearly not what he enjoys or is best at. So why does he insist on playing him there?
“[January-signing forward] Alexis Sanchez wants to be on the ball and wants to be part of the action. You can’t have both him and Pogba roaming across the pitch, because then you’ll lose the shape of your team.
“The signals that are coming from Pogba is that he’s not happy and if he doesn’t feel like he fits in, then I could see him leaving in the summer.
“He’s one of the best players in the world and deserves to be played in his right position where he can show that off and express himself.”
Ince also sighted Alexis Sanchez’s arrival from Arsenal as part of Pogba’s problem, with the 24-year-old no longer United’s key man.
“Since Sanchez joined the club, Pogba’s confidence and mood seems to have gone in the opposite direction to earlier in the season,” said Ince.
“He looks like a totally different player.
“It’s probably due to the fact, that pre-Sanchez, he was the main man. He was the kingpin and the one everyone was talking about.
“But the arrival of Sanchez has taken the shine off him. What I would say is, at United, you’re
all main men. You should all perform like that, too.
“Looking at the Newcastle game, you could see from his body language that he’s fed up. Whatever it is, it’s a problem that needs addressing.”