Manchester United has put together an unbeaten run of 8 games in the Premier League and they have taken first place in the points table now. Their rise in form has coincided with Liverpool’s drop in form and more importantly Paul Pogba’s rise in form. He has scored two very vital goals for Manchester United as his goals against Burnley and Fulham was the winning goal for them. So the question begs to be asked- just who is responsible for the rise in form for both club and player?
Paul Pogba’s rise in form coincides with Manchester United’s change to a winning mentality
Ultimately his rise in form can be seen when Manchester United won against Sheffield United and that was when a shift in their mentality could be seen. A winning mentality had been instilled in the squad and with that they mounted a title charge. Many people viewed that as the moment when Manchester United had managed to match Paul Pogba’s ambitions and with that the French midfielder had become more serious than ever.
Admittedly the mentality is sort of bizarre to say the least, as if you wanted to win titles with your team, you need to be at your best and not be a passenger to be carried. Prior to all this Pogba was more of a passenger than a player and had been bearing down on the team. His agent Mino Raiola was not making matters good for the Manchester club. Taking all this together, it can be construed that Pogba was making life difficult for Manchester United than making them better.
Whatever the case and whatever was done to reach this situation, Manchester United and Paul Pogba are both feeding off each other’s performance and are playing like the Manchester United of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.