Paul Pogba Reportedly Trying To Get Out Of Visa For Summer Tour
Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United is reportedly in question with the controversial midfielder now apparently refusing to get a visa for the club's summer tour to Asia.
There seems to be two trains of thought about Paul Pogba and Manchester United that are the two opposite extremes of the scale, and very little in between.
Either people believe that the Frenchman is the very problem with the players at United, no player is bigger than the club and should be sold immediately or that the World Cup winner is a midfield god who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must instantly build his team around and hand the captain's armband to.
There is pretty decent arguments on both sides but, as is the way with football these days, it's most likely to come down to the will of the player.
According to reports today that will is that he leaves Old Trafford in the summer and moves to Real Madrid, which Los Blancos also want to happen, as reported elsewhere.
But the story goes further with suggestions he's already trying to force a move away from United. According to Spanish TV show Jugones, via AS, the Frenchman has refused to cooperate with the club attempts to get him a visa for the summer tour.
In pre season the Red Devils will be touring Asia as part of this summer's International Champions Cup and the TV show reckon the midfielder is trying to avoid going.
If that were the case then you can assume that the World Cup winner is expecting to force a move through in that time and Real would be the obvious location.
Solskjaer doesn't believe that the 26 year old will leave though, saying, "You can't guarantee anything in football, but yes I think Pogba will be here [next season]. I can assure you he's determined to be a success at Manchester United."
Writing for the Telegraph, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher revealed his belief the midfielder should be sold, saying, "He played his best football as a left midfielder in Turin without justifying what United paid to re-sign him, and he was a key member of France's World Cup-winning side by enforcing a disciplined, tactical role rather than a spectacular or thrilling one.
"Even during those more encouraging moments he has shown nothing to suggest you can build a team around him. Juventus didn't. France didn't.
"They found a way to accommodate him because it has never been obvious what his best position is. A succession of managers have tweaked their system on his behalf.
"He does not have the discipline to be a deep, defensive midfielder, nor the influence to be a modern No 8 in the mould of Kevin De Bruyne."
So what's your take, should United keep or sell the midfielder?