Roy Keane doesn’t accept the dominant narrative about Paul Pogba.
Pogba has struggled in recent games for Manchester United. The French midfielder looked completely lost in the 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago. Jose Mourinho started him alongside Nemanja Matic, and Pogba was rarely in the right possession when United were out of possession.
The 24-year-old lacked the tactical discipline to ignore his natural instincts to wander forward, and the hole in United’s midfield became so great that Mourinho and Pogba had a touchline argument about his poor positioning and apparent unwillingness to work hard. The team’s most famous player was substituted soon after that, and dropped for the next game, a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford.
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) February 1, 2018
Mourinho used Pogba again in a two-man central midfield away to Newcastle United last Sunday. However, once again, it didn’t work out and the French midfielder was substituted soon after Matt Ritchie scored what proved to be the winning goal. Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame got the better of Pogba and Matic on the day, and many United fans are now calling for the team to switch to a three-man central midfield.
Pogba played his best football on the left-side of three-man midfield while at Juventus, alongside Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo, and he excelled in…