Pogba ‘cannot be happy’ at Manchester United -Deschamps
Paul Pogba ‘cannot be happy’ with his current situation at Manchester United, according to France boss Didier Deschamps.
The 25-year-old midfielder, who has been called up by Deschamps for France’s upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Russia, has missed several important games for United in recent weeks.
Deschamps told L’Equipe: ‘This is a situation that he must not appreciate because of everything he would have been able to offer. There must be numerous reasons.
‘He cannot be happy with what he is going through with his club.’
Pogba returned to United from Juventus for £89million in 2016 and won the Europa League and League Cup last season. A hamstring injury kept him sidelined for over two months before he was sent off at Arsenal in December. Since Christmas his form has plummeted.
Deschamps added: ‘It’s not specific to Paul. It can happen elsewhere that a player is a bit down or is going through a particular situation with his club.
‘That could be Paul now, or others at other times, and I will do as I always do and talk to that player to understand better, because I don’t have all the information.’
Deshamps’ present concerns come less than a month after he praised Pogba’s ‘very good season’.
He told SFR in February: ‘I have been watching what he is doing – he is not in difficulty.
‘He had a little injury and he was ill. For now, he is having a very good season with Manchester United.’
France host Colombia in Paris on Friday night before going to World Cup hosts Russia next Tuesday.