Ah, the Paul Pogba era at Manchester United. A quiet, uncomplicated six-year stretch that everyone will look back on in the exact same way.
Pogba’s six seasons at Manchester United were among the most polarizing in recent memory. A large and loud subsection of the commentariat have held Pogba up as a symbol for everything that’s wrong with the once-great club. Meanwhile, others see one of the most talented soccer players in the world, a domineering midfielder who’s flourished everywhere else he’s been, simply unable to overcome all the dysfunction around him.
Ultimately, Pogba was supposed to be a transformative signing for United — a world-record transfer that proved that the best players in the world still wanted to play at Old Trafford and who showed that the club would be challenging for major titles once again. Instead, with Pogba at the club, United never seriously challenged for the Premier League and reached the Champions League quarter finals just once. They finished sixth in Pogba’s first season back at the club, and they’re in the exact same spot with one game left before he leaves Manchester for a second time.
So, what is Pogba’s legacy at United? How is he remembered at the club? And how well did he perform when he was actually on the field? Mark Ogden and Ryan O’Hanlon are here to sort through the noise and give you some answers.