Paul Pogba has insisted that Manchester United’s season is ‘dead’ as they appear to end yet another disappointing campaign without a trophy – before suggesting he has wasted five years of his career.
The Frenchman has given an incredibly honest assessment of his second season at Old Trafford and now looks set to leave the summer now more than ever with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.
While United are still stuck in the hunt to finish in the top four and secure Champions League football for next season, it seems that is not enough to satisfy Pogba, who won the league title at Juventus and has won the World Cup with France in 2018.
Paul Pogba insists Manchester United’s season is ‘dead’ as they will not win any trophy
And while winning the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his first season back at United in 2016, Pogba has expressed his feelings on the club’s longest trophy drought since the 1970s.
“You have to be honest, the last five seasons have not satisfied me – really not at all,” Pogba told Le Figaro.
‘This year is the death, we do not win anything. Whether it’s with Manchester United or at another club, I want to win trophies. ‘
Pogba, who is currently away on international duty with France, also took a slap in the face of United interim boss Ralf Rangnick, revealing that it has been virtually impossible to find any coherence in his role as it always changes – a problem, he does not have. the national team.
United will now end a fifth season without a trophy – their longest drought since the 1970s
The 29-year-old has taken a slap on Ralf Rangnick and says he prefers to play for France
“It’s simple with France, I play and play in my position – I know my role and I feel the confidence of the coach and the players,” he continued.
“It’s normal to notice a difference in Manchester United because it’s hard to be consistent when you often have a change in your position, the team system or your partners.”
The 29-year-old also said he very much prefers to play under Didier Deschamps with France in yet another match at Rangnick before questioning what his purpose is at United’s midfield.
He added: ‘I’m fine with that [France boss Didier Deschamps], he gave me a role that I know, but in Manchester United do I really have a role? I’m asking the question, but I do not have an answer. ‘
Pogba guided France to World Cup glory in 2018, but has not replicated that kind of United
And it was not just Rangnick Pogba who had problems while at Old Trafford.
The World Cup winner also claims he was driven to depression by his fallout with Jose Mourinho when he was manager of the Red Devils.
The former Juventus man was deprived of the vice-captaincy by Mourinho in September 2018 when their relationship became sour and he believes the situation led to mental health issues.
Pogba’s interview is the latest and clearest indication that he will not be extending his stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer and will leave as a free agent.
According to The Telegraph, Pogba is ready to cut short his time before choosing his next club with the likes of PSG, Juventus and Real Madrid in the battle to buy him.
The midfielder prefers his role in the national setup as he has a purpose – unlike at United
Pogba is reportedly also prepared to even consider joining a rival Premier League outfit if the offer is right.
Pogba recently returned to fitness for United after sustaining a bad thigh injury last year while in France on international service. He has played 23 games in all competitions for United so far this season, scoring once.
He also spoke about the burglary in his home last week, which took place while playing as a replacement for United in the Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Pogba and his wife Maria Zulay hurried away from Old Trafford after the fight to be with their two young sons who were at home with their nanny during the burglary.
Pogba says his mental health problems arose when Jose Mourinho joined Man United
The Frenchman stated that his winner’s medal from the 2018 World Cup has been stolen, saying: ‘When I went home, I discovered that my home was robbed after three people stole my safe. There was my mom’s jewelry in there and my World Cup medal.
‘What scared me the most is that my two children were at the nanny’s home during the incident. She heard everything, called my wife and security guard and then locked herself in a room with the boys.
‘For several days after, she was in shock. The most important thing is that my children are well ».