If Pogba stays, where do Man Utd finish in the Premier League

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no qualms about Paul Pogba staying with the club.

Prior to facing Wolves, Solskjaer was once again asked about the future of Paul Pogba. Sky Sports reported his response as “I’ve got no concerns on Paul. For me, he is going to stay.”

With the manager so confident, a Pogba move away would question the authority and legitimacy of the manager.

With this in mind, it is almost certain that the World Cup-winning midfielder will be staying at the club. This is wonderful news for Man Utd fans as the quality of their midfield with Pogba in it is not enough to challenge for the title. Without it, they would be nowhere near challenging for Champions League spot in the top four.

Without the Frenchman, Man Utd’s best midfield would be Matic, McTominay and Fred or Pereira.

Unless Fred magically turns into the player they thought he was, Man Utd would have no creativity in their midfield. This would starve the attackers of chances, resulting in few goals and lots of pressure on their own defence.

Tough start to the season

Pogba has had a rough start to the season. He looked lost for the majority of the games against Chelsea and Wolves. Despite this, he got two fantastic assists against Chelsea and won a penalty against Wolves.

With a Paul Pogba who is full of confidence, motivation and is at the top of his game, imagine what he could do for Man Utd.

With Paul Pogba in full swing, which is likely to be seen as the season progresses, Man Utd well and truly have a chance at reaching the top three. However, Man Utd is not a one-man team and never has been.

Solskjaer and his team need to continue believing in their philosophies and allowing this very young side to gel and develop.