Didier Deschamps claims Paul Pogba is not happy at Manchester United

Paul Pogba-Manchester United

The France national team manager has criticised United over Pogba’s lack of game time.

Didier Deschamps has taken a swipe at Manchester United for their way of handling the midfielder Paul Pogba.

The French midfielder hasn’t featured in United’s starting line-up for the games against Chelsea, Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring Fred, Scott McTominay in the midfield.

France national team manager Didier Deschamps has now expressed his discontent, stating that Pogba could never be happy amid the current circumstances at Old Trafford.

Deschamps said, “Paul, I know him well and he knows the group well. He is in a situation with his club where he cannot be happy, neither with his playing time, nor with his positioning.”

“He is not in his best period, he has had a series of injuries and the Covid-19 which has hit him quite hard. He needs to find his rhythm. 

“The match he had to make last month was good and consistent despite a lack of pace. We cannot however say that he is fulfilled in what he does at his club.

“With me, there is no such concern, but I try to manage it too. When a player is in discomfort in his club, obviously, he is happy to play for the France team. He will tell me about his feelings and as I know him very well, it will go in a positive direction. Even if it is also up to him to make all his efforts.”

Pogba has been far from his best this season and is expected to gain confidence with his national team. In the last international break, the 27-year-old produced some impressive displays in contrast to his poor form with the Red Devils.

The former Juventus star has also received a lot of stick over his lack of form, and a report also emerged earlier that the Reds Devils are willing to sell the midfielder next summer.