Ex-Man United coach Meulensteen questions Pogba's SUITABILITY

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen questions Paul Pogba’s SUITABILITY to the Premier League, with Frenchman linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer

  • Rene Meulensteen says Man United’s Paul Pogba is not suited to Premier League
  • Pogba, 29, has failed to deliver since returning to Old Trafford six-years ago
  • Ex-United coach Meulensteen thinks the Frenchman will leave this summer
  • The 2018 World Cup winner is out of contract at the end of the current campaign

Former Manchester coach Rene Meulensteen has questioned Paul Pogba’s suitability to Premier League football amidst the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford.

Pogba, 29, has failed to live up to expectations since his £89million return to United in 2016 from Juventus six years.

Despite being one the key midfielders during his time with Juve, Meulensteen also believes the 2018 World Cup winner could leave the Red Devils at the end of the season, when his contract expires.

Paul Pogba, 29, has failed to live up to expectations in his second spell at Manchester United

Coach Rene Meulensteen believes Pogba is not suited to the Premier League and could leave

Pogba has netted 39 goals in 51 appearances in 231 games for Manchester United, but has only managed to get his hands on the League Cup and Europa League.

Scoring just once in 25 appearances to date this season, he missed his side’s festive fixtures with a hamstring injury, and prior to that, found himself regularly on the treatment table, which ultimately has had an effect on his performances.

Meulensteen, who worked with Pogba during his first spell at Old Trafford, believes the Frenchman’s talents are not suited to the Premier League. 

The Dutch coach worked at United under Sir Alex Ferguson between 2007 and 2013, and thinks Pogba’s time at the club could soon be up.

Pogba could not help his side to victory following Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Everton

Meulensteen, assistant manager of the Australia national team, previously coached Pogba

‘Failure is a big word, but has Pogba lived up to the expectations? I don’t think so’, he told Stadium Astro.

‘He knew what the expectations were when he came back, to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League.

‘Not everything has clicked with the players around him or the system, does he actually suit the Premier League?

‘What frustrated me a little bit is Paul has never really outspoken his commitment to United. He’s never come out there and said he’s going to stay and bring United back to where they belong.

Pogba is out of contract in the summer and Paris Saint-Germain are keen admirers of the him

‘There’s always been issues over his future and that doesn’t sit well with the fans. It’s not just one player though, there’s many more issues that need to be addressed before United are going to get back on the right track.

‘Since he’s come back it hasn’t really happened for him or Manchester United. I think he will leave now.’

Pogba’s contract will expire on June 30, and there have been no suggestions he will extend his stay in Manchester.

The player has recently been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and the French star could head to his homeland as he looks to rediscover his form.




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