Paul Pogba has made just five starts this season for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has preferred McTominay and Fred for a more defensive stability in the team. The France international was named on the bench in United’s win against Everton and was brought on as a late substitute.
Pogba, who has been a regular under Didier Deschamps for France has been named in the squad for their games against Finland, Portugal and Sweden. Speaking to reporters on Pogba’s situation at Manchester United Deschamps said “He is in a situation with his club where he cannot be happy, neither with his playing time, nor with his positioning. He is not in his best period, he has had a series of injuries and the Covid-19 which has hit him quite hard. He needs to find his rhythm. With me, there is no such concern. When a player is in discomfort in his club, obviously, he is happy to play for the France team. He will tell me about his feelings and, as I know him very well, it will go in a positive direction.“