United legend Rio Ferdinand says the club are partly to blame for the failings of Paul Pogba – because they have never built a team around him.
Rio Ferdinand said “If you invested £90m in a certain part of your business, you’d make that the jewel in your crown and build around it and I don’t think that’s what’s happened with Paul Pogba. If you’re spending that much money and he’s a superstar like he is, you know what he’s bringing to the table, he’s won multiple things, been instrumental in doing that, how are you not going to build that around him ? It doesn’t matter who you bring in, if the team isn’t consistent and the team is still trying to find themselves. Yes, you can bring in great players but for them to make that huge difference and be that catalyst – to take them from a low ebb to being Champions League winners and league contenders – I think it’s impossible to expect.”
Since his return to the club from Juventus in 2016, the Frenchman has never quite recaptured the form that saw him win four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italias and two Italian Supercups. But Ferdinand thinks that Pogba is not entirely to blame.
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