After complaining about his lack of a defined purpose at Manchester United, interim manager Ralf Rangnick has given Paul Pogba short shrift.
‘Do I truly have a role at United?’ Pogba said while on international duty with France. I’m the one who asks the question, but I don’t know the answer.’ The 29-year-old was benched in United’s final match of the season, a Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid, and missed three months of the season due to a thigh injury.
Pogba’s contract at United expires on June 30, and he is widely anticipated to leave after six mainly unproductive years at the club, with United’s solitary trophy coming in Pogba’s first season, in 2016-17.
Rangnick has taken use of Pogba’s versatility since his return on February 4 due to a lack of forward players, with Edinson Cavani out for another two weeks.
Rangnick stated of Pogba’s future, “I’ve got enough to do now to prepare the team for the next game.” “Tomorrow’s game is also crucial, and I don’t think it makes sense to read or simply assess what he may have said in an interview; that’s something you can do if you want. Only judging him is crucial to me.
“He mentioned in the last couple of weeks that he had played in various spots. Yes, we have lost three forwards since the game against West Ham on January 22 – Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, and even Edinson Cavani, who is injured again and will be out for the next few weeks.
“Furthermore, if Paul is still injured, then guys like Bruno versus Tottenham or Scott McTominay are unavailable, and someone else must play in a different position. And if this is someone like Paul, who is adaptable and can play 6, 8, or even 10, this is nothing out of the ordinary.”