By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
Jamie Redknapp believes Paul Pogba would be a better footballer if he was playing for rivals Manchester City.
The Frenchman has struggled recently and hasn’t completed 90 minutes in his past three appearances.
Pogba produced a poor performance during United’s 2-0 defeat to Spurs and even appeared to clash with boss Jose Mourinho on the touchline. The midfielder was substituted shortly after.
In the following game against Huddersfield Pogba found himself on the bench, only to come on just after the hour mark.
Pogba regained his starting place
for United’s defeat to Newcastle, and again found himself substituted for another dismal display.
Redknapp believes bringing off Pogba against Spurs was a mistake, and one Pep Guardiola wouldn’t make.
Speaking on Sky Sports, the pundit said: “I’m not saying you need to pander to him but I don’t see a situation where Pep Guardiola would do that. If he was playing at Man City, he would be one of their star performers.
“I just don’t think that Jose Mourinho gets the best out of him.
“Pep’s the sort of manager who would bring him on, but with Mourinho it almost feels like he’s taking him on. This isn’t a kid he’s dealing with, he’s one of the biggest assets in world football.
“Mourinho is asking for a war now with current players. With Pogba’s power in that dressing room, Mourinho has got to be very careful. I don’t see the benefit in upsetting one of your star players.”