Michael Carrick backs Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United this summer

Despite rumours circulating that Paul Pogba could be leaving United this summer, Michael Carrick believes the Frenchman has a bright

Despite rumours circulating that Paul Pogba could be leaving United this summer, Michael Carrick believes the Frenchman has a bright future at Old Trafford.

Staying put

When speaking to Sky Sports News about Pogba’s future, Carrick stated,

“Of course he’s got a future, he’s a big player for us, he’s a great age, he’s got his peak years ahead of him.

“It’s not even something I’d give a second thought to, to be honest.

Carrick also commented on the 2018 FA Cup final in which United were beaten 1-0 by Mourinho’s ex-side, Chelsea. It was also a game in which Pogba didn’t exactly set the world on fire.

“Like the manager said before the game, the manager isn’t going to judge the team on one game. We’ll learn, we’ve managed to pick up trophies in the last few years, and obviously not winning one is not ideal for us.

“But we’re looking ahead now, whether we’d won it or not you don’t look back, we’ve got to look to next season and it has to be a big one for us.”

Pogba & Kante

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Paul Pogba of Manchester United is tackled by N’Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on February 25, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Big price tag

Pogba arrived at Manchester United in 2016 from Serie A side Juventus for an astonishing £89 million.

But since arriving from Italy, Pogba has failed to live up to his price tag. In the 2016/17 season, he scored five goals and earned four assists in 30 Premier League games. This is by no means bad but if you are going to pay £89 million for a player, you would expect a bit more out of him.

This past season Pogba improved slightly scoring six and assisting 10 in 27 league games. But still, those numbers do not really justify £89 million.

Pogba is often criticised for his passing and off the ball play as well. However, Michael Carrick clearly see’s something in Pogba and given how much time Carrick has spent with Pogba, United will be hoping he is right.

 

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