FourFourTwo November 2018
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Published 3rd October
No one divides opinion quite like Paul Pogba. For some people, the 25-year-old is a national hero for his part in France’s World Cup victory in Russia this summer. For others, he’s a competent midfielder who’s yet to realise his potential at Manchester United. And for those concerned with the business of football, he’s a sporting and cultural icon who’s value extends way beyond the pitch.
That Pogba is all these things at once makes him a particularly tricky riddle to decipher. However, it’s something that Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and Manchester United will have to crack over the next few months as the Frenchman approaches a make or break moment in his Old Trafford career: either find a way to get the best out of his enigmatic talent, pay him what he wants and build the team around him, or let him move on next summer. That’s asking a lot: read on to find out if Pogba is worth all the hassle.
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