Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has opened up about his struggles at Manchester United.
United have had a rocky beginning to the new season, and Pogba although having made 10 appearances this season for them, has been left out of the squad multiple times – and this has clearly affected him.
The midfielder told French radio RTL: “It is a period that I had never experienced in my career before, where I usually always play and always have the rhythm. And suddenly that changes. Little by little, I get my sensations back. I am finding myself again. This is what I have to do all the time and be consistent.”
“The national team is like a window being opened, it is a breath of fresh air,” said Pogba. “I was talking with Antoine [Griezmann] and Raphael [Varane] on Saturday. We were sat at lunch together and we were telling each other: ‘guys, I don’t know if we realise, but this squad is incredible.’
“When we come here, we are all happy to see each other. We are on the pitch, enjoying ourselves. It is not that we are not enjoying ourselves with our clubs but here, it is not the same. This squad is magical in the way we live together.”
France manager Didier Deschamps also sympathises with Paul Pogba’s rough time at the moment.
“He is in a situation with his club where he cannot be happy, neither with his playing time nor with the position he is playing,” Deschamps told reporters at a press conference on Monday.
“He is not in his best period, he has had a series of injuries and Covid-19, which has hit him quite hard. He needs to find his rhythm.
“We can’t say that he is fulfilled in what he does at club level. With me, there is no such concern, but I try to manage it too. When a player is not comfortable at his club, obviously, he is happy to play for the France team.”