It was inevitable.

The second international break of the season has arrived Paul PogbaThe name dominated the headlines again.

Once again in October a break from the Premier League, the French were irritated Manchester United Fans by courting Real Madrid openly as his contract at Old Trafford draws to a close. United have launched a one-year extension to their current deal, but Pogba will only have 12 months left when the summer transfer window begins.

This time, Pogba discussed his current club position, stating that he was going through the most difficult period of his career.

The World Cup winner found himself in an unfamiliar position as an influential alternative and described Connect with international colleagues As a “breath of fresh air”.

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“I had never known such a difficult period in my professional life before,” he said. RTL. “The French national team is a breath of fresh air. It’s different from the club, the group is exceptional, they are magical.”

While his comments did not release any hatred towards United or his team-mates, it is unlikely that they have improved his already strained relationship with United supporters.

However, United fans may have to accept the fact that Pogba has not left the club, regardless of his underrated performances in recent times. Real Madrid have been interested in the past, but reports in Spain indicate that they are shifting their focus to young Rennes player Eduardo Camavinga. There is also no reason to believe that Pogba’s career with United cannot be revived between now and the end of the season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struggled to find the best system to take out the best player from the 27-year-old Bruno Fernandez and the most talented at United. Pogba was initially used in the midfield pivot alongside Nemanja Matic, a role France coach Didier Deschamps indicated the midfielder did not enjoy. However, the role Pogba regularly plays for France has had a huge impact thanks to Dynamo Chelsea N’Golo Kante. The former Leicester man managed his countryman to show his best qualities.

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While playing alongside Kante, Pogba has on average more successful defensive encounters, more interceptions and more recoveries than playing red. Moreover, he averaged more successful offensive duels and more accurate passes to the final third when representing his country. In fact, this data indicates that Pogba may put more effort into his performances in France, but the presence of Kante benefits the former Juventus player regardless.

Fred – the player who recently sidelined Pogba – is the most similar to Kante in terms of defensive ability. Both have averaged a similar number of successful defensive actions per 90 minutes even though the Chelsea star has a better defensive success rate in dueling. Kante is also better than Fred in terms of recovery (10.13 to 8.3 per 90 minutes) but there is no reason Farid should not work in a role similar to the Frenchman in United midfield.

If Pogba ends up staying, and perhaps even signing a new contract, United should look into investing in a more natural defensive midfielder than Fred. Like Previously highlightedBorussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria goes from strength to strength in the Bundesliga and is likely to be in demand this summer. RB star Leipzig Konrad Laimer is another potential option thanks to his tireless work rate and tireless defense.

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Most importantly, Pogba needs to prove to United that he deserves to build their system. No one will argue that he met expectations since his return to England from record-breaking Juventus.

It is time for Pogba to stop discussing his future in the French press and let football speak.