5 reasons why it’s been so hard for Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is the biggest talking point of the summer but why is it taking this long to thrash out?
The transfer window is always an exciting time especially with so much money at the disposal of clubs and all signs of financial fair play out of the window. With still over a month to go, many players have already changed allegiances but no transfer has captured the world’s imagination quite like Paul Pogba’s.
Although his move to Manchester United isn’t quite done yet, and won’t it be amusing if it doesn’t happen after all the experts have claimed the deal should be wrapped up in another 48 hours. Anyone who has kept track of this particular transfer saga will know this deal has been in the making for quite some time. In fact, rumours of Pogba’s move to United surfaced back in January during the winter transfer window.
The rumours picked up again after the European Championship ended and finally his move seems to be on the verge of completion. But one has to wonder, why has it taken this long for a deal to materialise? If Pogba really wanted to move to his old club that badly, shouldn’t it have happened a lot sooner and more easily?
Here’s a look at the five reasons why the world is still waiting for Pogba to move to United:
1) Pogba’s history with Manchester United
Before anyone really knew the great things Paul Pogba was capable of, he managed a meager seven first-team appearances for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson, quite surprisingly, failed to see his potential and barely gave him the chance to prove himself. His involvement with the first team was always a bone of contention between him and Sir Alex, so when he became a free agent in 2012 he opted to move to Juventus.
His relationship with Sir Alex wasn’t the best and according to his mother, he even made young Pogba cry for wanting to leave. It’s no surprise then he might be hesitant to join a team he had left behind some years ago. Now, he may not have very fond memories of his time at United but Ferguson is no longer manager and he may be hoping for a fresh start under Jose Mourinho.
However, Pogba should be wary of his possible new manager as the former Chelsea man isn’t the nicest boss on the block. The Premier League isn’t easy on the players either so Pogba better watch his back.