The Premier League is considered to be the best league in the world by many within the realms of football, but in order for that to continue to be the case, it needs to play host to some of the best footballers on the planet. You could argue that Ronaldo and Messi playing in Serie A and La Liga ensures that they are the ‘big dogs’ so to speak, but in terms of the bigger picture, there are many big stars that reside in English football – with one of the biggest being Paul Pogba.
Last night something rather important happened, as Manchester United came from behind to register a surprise victory over Juventus. While one game may not seem that crucial in the eyes of many, the bottom line is this: Juve want to bring Paul Pogba back to the club and their incentive seems to be that they’re going to challenge in European football. We aren’t suggesting they can’t have a blip along the way, but this almost certainly wasn’t in the script and it could be an eye opener for Pogba.
There’s a reason why he joined United a few years ago and there’s a reason why he hasn’t committed to leaving yet. Even though they’re going through tough times he understands that there’s a bigger picture that he needs to be thinking about, and it’s not worth throwing that away courtesy of a spat with Jose Mourinho.
The Premier League thrives on world class stars doing what they do best on a year by year basis, and with someone like Pogba, it’s vital that United do everything they can to keep hold of him.
Across his many years at the top level of the game, do you think Paul Pogba has been as good as he is now?