Paul Pogba was ‘mishandled’ and ‘let go’ at Manchester United, says Jason Cundy, who suggests Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could have made the most of him.


Paul Pogba was ‘mishandled’ during his time at Manchester United, believes Jason Cundy, who suggested the Frenchman would have had a much better Premier League career under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

It comes after reports on Wednesday said the Frenchman could shockingly move to a Premier League rival this summer when his contract at Man United expires in the summer.

Cundy suggested Klopp could have gotten the most out of Pogba
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Paul Pogba was 'mishandled' and 'let go' at Manchester United, says Jason Cundy, who suggests Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could have made the most of him.
Pogba has failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford since his transfer almost six years ago
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After signing for the Red Devils for a staggering £89m in 2016, the midfielder could be set to leave the club on a free transfer after a disappointing spell in Manchester.

And Cundy wonders if the 29-year-old midfielder has been ‘let down’ since joining the club for his second stint, and wonders if he would have thrived under a manager like Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

“I just wonder if he was let down, badly managed or badly trained,” Cundy said on talkSPORT Drive.

“I just wonder, under a better manager, could we have seen a better Pogba? I think the managerial situation [has affected him].

“Under Klopp he wouldn’t [hold the ball]look what Klopp did for [Jordan] Henderson.

“Henderson has proven to be one of the most consistent and solid midfielders in the Premier League, and Klopp has gotten that.”


Cundy went on to say he doesn’t believe Pogba will make it into Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City’s starting XI at the moment.

But the former defender believes he would improve a team like Newcastle, with the Magpies now strapped for cash and looking to improve their squad this summer.

“He can’t get into these top teams,” Cundy said.

“I haven’t seen enough, but that doesn’t mean he can’t improve some teams.

Paul Pogba was 'mishandled' and 'let go' at Manchester United, says Jason Cundy, who suggests Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could have made the most of him.
Could Pogba team up with Eddie Howe at St James’ Park next season?
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“There are a few Premier League clubs that we think are interested and it wouldn’t surprise me if [Antonio] Conte examines this situation.

He added: “Where is he going to go that will really elevate his career? It’s a free transfer.

His co-host, Andy Goldstein, asked, “Newcastle?”

Cundy replied: “Well, Newcastle will look at that and think, ‘He’s making us better’.”

If he can’t find a transfer to another Premier League club, maybe Pogba could move to the EFL?

Paul Pogba was 'mishandled' and 'let go' at Manchester United, says Jason Cundy, who suggests Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could have made the most of him.
Wigan looks set for a return to the Championship – but Pogba would not be welcomed by a Latics fan this summer
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However, a move to Wigan could be off the table with one fan insisting the World Cup winner will make League One Latics worse!

Wigan fan Eugene said: “I wouldn’t put Paul Pogba in the Wigan squad – he would make it worse!

“The amount of passion the players put in, week after week, you just wouldn’t see from Paul Pogba.”

“He doesn’t work hard enough,” he added.

“Especially at this level you need players who really work and are committed.”

Cundy and Goldstein, unsurprisingly, were unconvinced.

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