France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has suggested that Paul Pogba’s injuries may have hampered his chances of maintaining a consistent run of form through the current season.
The Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper is currently on international duty with Pogba for Les Bleus, where he highlighted that the midfielder’s ability to lead from the front.
“Paul stays a strong player in our team, he is one of our leaders. This season is a little bit complicated but he was injured so that could explain why he was not consistent all the time. He knows his place, his responsibilities. I have no doubt that he will be ready for this huge competition and show his best side,” he said.
Pogba’s lean run of form had brought a sense of sympathy from the United faithful, who were insistent on Jose Mourinho playing the midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation.
Eventually, the Portuguese tactician bent to the supporters’ need by deploying Pogba on the left side of a midfield three, but it did very little to revive his old form.
As a result, Pogba has been dropped to the bench in recent matches for United, and his starting spot looks uncertain for next weekend’s Premier League game versus Swansea City.
The Frenchman’s poor run of form has enabled Mourinho to utilise Scott McTominay alongside Nemanja Matic, and the manager could probably opt for the Scot once more, until Pogba impresses off the bench.