Paul Pogba stood out while playing for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. The Frenchman starred in midfield for the Bianconeri as the Italian giants dominated the home front. But before anyone thinks that was because of lack of competition in Serie A, that Juventus team also dominated Europe and reached the Champions League final in 2015.
After Manchester United failed to appreciate his value earlier in his career and he went to Italy to make a name for himself, José Mourinho came back for his services in 2016. It was not surprising that the club would break the bank to make him a Red Devil again.
Unfortunately, Manchester United’s record signing, a player that was named in the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year as well as the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI before returning to England has become ordinary to many of the club faithful. Worse still, his manager doesn’t seem to know how to get the best from his star man.
Here are five ways to do so:
5Concentrate on developing his game
The manager/player relationship is in many ways like that of a father and son. Every good father wants the best from and for his son. Mourinho’s concern should be Pogba’s development as a player and success on the pitch. That can only affect him positively as a Manchester United manager.
A look across the street to city rivals Manchester City shows that a manager can do this for the good of the team. Pep Guardiola is more concerned about his players’ improvement than seeking to prove he is the boss.
The French international has not been at his best in the last two years at Old Trafford. He has even come out to state the fact that he has not been happy at the club. It is the manager’s responsibility to find out why and help him regain his best form.