Mourinho creating a mistake with Pogba at Man Utd – Henry
Paul Pogba isn’t getting made use of appropriately by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in his very first season at Old Trafford, in accordance with Thierry Henry.
United midfielder Pogba has received mixed evaluations for his performances because re-joining from Juventus in a world-record ￡89.3million move, racking up 50 appearances across all competitions and scoring eight objectives.
Former France international Henry believes his compatriot has been played also deep by Mourinho this season, but backs the 24-year-old to enhance substantially in 2017-18 with significantly less pressure on his shoulders.
“It was always going to become tough for Paul Pogba,” Henry mentioned to Sky Sports.
“They don’t use Pogba where he should really be playing – he’s not a holding midfielder. He likes to play greater or off the left.
“You drop a bit of him when he plays deeper. Whenever you have a price tag like his, individuals are often going to talk. It could be fantastic if a person comes in during the summer having a larger value tag, then people today may possibly leave Pogba alone.
“I believe his second season can be greater. He’s got a lot more to provide.”
Pogba scored in Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win more than Crystal Palace on his return from compassionate leave following the death of his father.
Regardless of disagreeing with Mourinho’s use in the midfielder, Henry believes the former Chelsea boss will have succeeded in his debut campaign at Old Trafford if he can secure glory within the Europa League by beating Ajax in Wednesday’s final.
Henry added: “Are they entertaining? Are they a nice side to watch? At the end on the day, it will be the EFL Cup and the Europa League – if they win it.
“Then they are going to be in the Champions League and it will be a profitable season. Whether you like Jose Mourinho or not, it will likely be a productive season.”
And Henry, formerly of Arsenal and Barcelona, advised Wayne Rooney to leave United if he can not establish himself in Mourinho’s plans.
“Everyone would love to view Wayne Rooney finish his profession at Manchester United, but I doubt it,” he said.
“I consider he could need to go. When you have a player like Rooney and he’s not playing, what is the point?
“If he’s not a part of the group, then he must go. That is precisely what John Terry mentioned when he left Chelsea.”