Paul Pogba has become preoccuppied with “off-field stuff”

Paul Pogba has become preoccuppied with “off-field stuff” at Manchester United, according to David May.

Pogba has endured a difficult season despite a promising start, finding himself out of Jose Mourinho’s starting XI on occasion.

The Frenchman’s role in the side is under scrutiny, and two-time Premier League winner and member of United’s Treble side May has weighed in.

“At times Pogba is a frightening player and on his day he’s unplayable,” May said.

“I just don’t know if the off-field stuff gets in his way, his antics of getting his hair coloured every other day.

“Jose is trying to play him in his right position to get the best out of him and maybe he needs another holding midfielder to say ‘right go on then, you go off and express yourself’.

“I do think that playing on the left side of a three is his best position and from there came his best performance which was at Everton away.

“Given time the team will be built around him. The manager is still four or five players away from getting where he wants to get to.

“He likes a big man up front and now he has Lukaku. He likes a holding midfielder and now he has Matic. I’m sure in the summer he’ll go again and hopefully from that United can get closer to where City are.”

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