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5 players who are at the wrong club

Conor Lochrie
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Manchester United v Sevilla FC  - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Pogba holds off two opponents as his team surprisingly exited the Champions League after losing to Sevilla

Every transfer windows brings another round of spectacular moves and stunning deals. The big teams in Europe pick their favourites from the lesser teams; sometimes a player will swap his big side for a rival.

While some of the biggest transfers of recent times have been huge successes - think Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid from Manchester United - other footballers aren't so lucky and ultimately find themselves at a team not suited for them.

This could be down to a matter of style, or it could be due to fierce competition for places in the squad. It might be a cause for argument in favour of abolishing the transfer window periods as it would stop talented players being stuck in poor situations.

This article lists 5 current examples of players who are at the wrong club and discusses which outfit would better suit them individually:

#5 Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Pogba reminded the world of his supreme ability during this week's international break, crashing in a wonderful free-kick from 25 yards out for France, but he's had a far from happy campaign in Manchester so far. An early injury didn't help his progress, keeping him out of the side until November.

Even after his return, United manager Jose Mourinho preferred the inexperienced and inferior Scott McTominay to the Frenchman, a grievous comedown for a player who once held the world's highest record transfer fee.

Perhaps the player isn't going to ever get on well with his tough manager. Mourinho is, of course, a defensive coach, and Pogba's strengths don't lie in this area.

When he thrived at Juventus before returning to Manchester United, he did so by operating in a 3-man midfield, which allowed him the freedom to be an effective box-to-box player.

The difference now is that he's being asked to do too much; Pogba's importance to his team is monumental but he just isn't that type of player. His return to the side of his youth was much-hyped but he isn't a leader, a player like Roy Keane who can guide the young talent around him.

It must be said that he has provided 9 assists in just 18 league appearances, an excellent contribution, and his form hasn't been as dismal as some have made out.

He came to a Manchester United team very much in transition even though he would have been better off either staying at Juventus, where he was adored and the team would have been built around him.

A mooted move to Real Madrid would have made sense as well, as the club, is currently miles ahead of Manchester United.

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Conor Lochrie
Freelance writer, massive football fan! Currently living in New Zealand.
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