Although Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho politely diminished the Europa League, that's the tournament The Red Devils have to play this season. After finished only fifth in the Premier League under Louis van Gaal orders, the banter is going on, and the supporters are dealing with their rivals chants, a commercial advert with Mou with slippers ready to watch the Champions in his living room and even a tweet from @championsleague the 5 of September.
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Featuring a pic from the Old Trafford and the caption “It’s back next week. #UCL” The tweet didn't pass inadvertent and was erased later.
The fact is that United is going to start a continental competition that we have to point could be winning by them and for lots of reasons, the biggest one coming from France and is Paul Pogba.
Returning to the team after playing for Serie A's side Juventus and being object of a record breaker £ 89.25 million, the midfielder has raised multiple questions about if he worth that amount of cash. The first approach to his numbers is saying yes, but after losing the first Manchester Derby of this season, bullied United fans want the answer right now. The Europa League will be the first scenario to prove it.
Pogba's successful spell with La Vecchia Signora is a great incentive. After winning four Calcio titles, two Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cup scoring 28 goals after four seasons in Turin, the 23-year-old also accumulates great experience playing Champions League starting 32 times to score 2 goals for the multiple Italian Champions. The French also emerged from the bench in 2011-2012, his last year with United before going to Italy on a free transfer.
In the 2013-2014 season, Pogba also played in eight Europa League's games for La Juve scoring once.
A French sports journalist based in London; Nicolas Loisel praises his countryman abilities saying that Pogba erupted in the last two season from where he has been "one of the best players in the world." On the other hand, Loisel also showed some doubts about Pogba's possibilities to show his potential in the English Premiership. Just because as a midfielder he can't "score or do as many assists like Messi or Ronaldo to have an impact on the game". He hopes the French international could be able to "prove that his price was right" though.
Some circumstances can play in his favour around the big debate about Wayne Rooney's role in Mourinho's project with Manchester United. That could be Pogba's significant opportunity to raise as the new conductor of his squad way to play. The odds are there, and Pogba certainly has all the potential to perform.