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Eamon Dunphy Believes "Sad Story" Of Pogba Is Beyond Repair

Eamon Dunphy Believes "Sad Story" Of Pogba Is Beyond Repair
By Arthur James O'Dea

Eamon Dunphy believes Jose Mourinho, Alex Ferguson and "anybody who knows football" doesn't rate Paul Pogba.

The much-maligned figure at the middle of Manchester United's recent slump in turn, Mourinho has turned the Frenchman into a scapegoat; rightly or wrongly.

Having missed United's FA Cup fifth-round tie away to Huddersfield Town due to a self-prescribed "illness", Pogba was not selected for the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla.

With a huge game against Chelsea on the near horizon, Dunphy, speaking on 2FM's Game On, quite simply doesn't "think Pogba is any good."

Citing Alex Ferguson's decision to allow Pogba to leave United on a free transfer in 2012 as evidence of Pogba's limitations, Dunphy believes that even if they wanted to, United would struggle to find a taker for Pogba at this stage.

Despite being only 24-years-old, Dunphy now thinks both club and player "are stuck with each other."

A fairly bleak reading of the situation, Pogba, who arrived at Manchester United in 2016 for almost £90 million, has admittedly failed to live up to the expectations that were expected prior to his arrival.


A former Manchester United academy player who failed to make the grade initially himself, Dunphy is not reveling in Pogba's failure as he sees it however:

I think the Pogba thing is a sad story, I think Ferguson remember let him go for nothing, and I think he was right.

I don't think Mourinho bought him, I think [Ed] Woodward bought him ... but they can't go on indulging him, or playing him [as] one of the players suffering is Marcus Rashford.

Although it is perhaps a little incorrect to assume that the furore surrounding Pogba and his positional problems is impacting upon Rashford's development directly, it is clear that the overarching effect of the 'Pogba question' is hampering Rashford in some respects.

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