ESPN FC pundit Alejandro Moreno has claimed that France’s Paul Pogba is a completely different one to the one fans see at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The former Juventus star was in excellent form for his country, particularly in the match vs Russia where he managed to score a delightful free-kick and assist his teammate.
Much has been made of Pogba this season but it’s lately that the pressure has truly stepped up and it appears as though the change in environment has done him well.
The Frenchman’s form got so bad for his club that at one point he failed to create a single chance in five Premier League matches according to Squawka.
Such comparisons have been drawn up once more by Moreno who seems to suggest Mourinho may just be the problem at United.
According to the Daily Star, Alejandro said: “It’s the story line that we come to when it comes to Paul Pogba, is that is it Paul Pogba? Or is it because he is playing for Mourinho Paul Pogba?
“Because when you see this, you think to yourself, ‘well here is a player that seems relaxed, that seems to be enjoying the environment, his company and the way he plays’.
“He is impacting the game because he is naturally a very gifted athlete. You don’t see that at Manchester United.”
There is the coincidence to consider that Paul may just have suddenly rediscovered his form but there is the worrying thought that he’s just happy to be away from his club.
His performances for his country have led to many questioning whether Jose is doing everything possible to bring the best out of him.
However, the Portuguese manager has done just about everything other than changing his core footballing beliefs in order to accommodate Paul Pogba.
Jose Mourinho’s attempted to drop him, to bring him off the bench, to switch formations, to free him from his defensive duties and to captain him yet nothing has worked of late.
When Pogba returns from his international duty fans will certainly keep an eye on him to see whether he can recreate the same form but if he doesn’t, questions will be raised.