Manchester United Superstar’s Brother Reignites Real Madrid Link: Why Solskjaer Can’t Afford To Sell Their Man

Update on Real Madrid's pursuit of Paul Pogba who is in action in the photo
Paul Pogba of Manchester United shoots during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Manchester Evening News, Premier League giants Manchester United have been issued further warning shots about Paul Pogba’s future at the club, after the Frenchman’s brother Mathias Pogba was seen admitting that Pogba would be a good fit at Real Madrid. The Frenchman’s footballer brother was speaking on the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito when he was asked whether Pogba could compete with Federico Valverde for the starting role at the Bernabeu.

The Guinean professional, who currently plies his trade for CD Manchego, went on to say that he thinks the Spaniard would be able to help Pogba with his football at Madrid but clarified that he wouldn’t be able to compete for a starting position with the French World Cup winner. He was further questioned about the statement and asked whether the pair of them could play together, and without a moment of hesitation or thought, Mathias simply said yes.

What Does Paul Pogba Add To Manchester United?

The Frenchman has unquestionably been one of the Red Devils’ most influential players over the last couple of seasons. Still, his first-team impact this time around has been extremely limited due to injuries. On his day, the whole Premier League world knows what Paul Pogba is capable of, but the fact that we haven’t seen the best out of the former Juventus man in a pretty long time is sure to come as a harsh reality check for United fans.

The Red Devils have been missing some grit in the middle of the park in recent weeks, and the presence of Pogba from the start could’ve proved to be enough for United to have had a better season. He tends to control the movement of the ball from the heart of midfield, and is adept and turning sharply and effectively taking people out of the game.

When deployed in a more advanced role, the Frenchman can be an utter nuisance to defend against, while his shooting abilities allow him to find the target from insane distances and angles.

Why Manchester United Cannot Afford To Sell Pogba?

Manchester United brought back the 26-year-old from Juventus for a fairly hefty fee and saying that he’s completely lived up to expectations would surely be overstating the situation. The Red Devils have been in sketchy form since the start of the campaign this time around, and Pogba has done next to nothing in an attempt to help his team’s cause. Although it was injuries that kept him out, the determination and fight that he usually shows to return to action hasn’t been visible this time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has more than just the Premier League to worry about for in the new year, especially because they are still quite active on the European front as well. The United faithful will desire a top-four finish at the end of the season, and there’s no underplaying just how crucial Pogba will be if they still hope to achieve that.

Keeping him at Old Trafford is sure to be a challenge, but if progress is what the manager is after, then they mustn’t allow the Frenchman to leave in the near future.

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