By Azania Post Reporter
The former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has said that the recent struggles Paul Pogba is having are down to the arrival of Alexis Sanchez.
Pogba’s form has come in for questioning as he struggled in the defeat to Tottenham and Newcastle United.
The midfielder was dropped from the side in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford, and there have been calls echoed to Mourinho that he should change his style of play if he wants to get the best out of the Frenchman.
Ince claims Sanchez's arrival has upset Pogba
Sanchez, the January signing from Arsenal, has become the club’s highest-paid player and former United captain Ince now claims that that is partly to blame for Pogba’s woes.
“Since Sanchez joined the club, Pogba’s confidence and mood seem to have gone in the opposite direction to earlier in the season,” wrote Ince in his column for bookies Paddy Power.
“He looks like a totally different player.
“It’s probably due to the fact, that pre-Sanchez, he was the main man. He was the kingpin and the one everyone was talking about.
"But the arrival of Sanchez has taken the shine off him. What I would say is, at United, you’re all main men. You should all perform like that, too.
“Looking at the Newcastle game, you could see from his body language that he’s fed up. Whatever it is, it’s a problem that needs addressing.”
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Paul Pogba is committed to working through any differences of opinion with Jose Mourinho, despite claims in France that he harbors some “regrets” about joining Manchester United over Real Madrid.
Pogba has been substituted in the second half of United’s past two away games against Tottenham and Newcastle and was dropped to the bench for the 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town this month.
It is the first sign of any tensions between Pogba – who returned to United for a then world record £89 million fees in 2016 – and Mourinho, under whom the Frenchman had previously appeared indispensable.