Ian Wright explains why Paul Pogba winning the World Cup was bad news for Manchester United

By Mirror: Friday, September 7th 2018 at 17:44 GMT +3 | Premier League
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pauses with the World Cup trophy and Ian Wright (inset) [Courtesy]

Many thought winning the World Cup would be the catalyst Paul Pogba needed to really stamp his authority on Manchester United - but not Ian Wright.

The former Arsenal and England striker actually thinks Les Blues victory is a BAD thing for Jose Mourinho's men.

As revealed by Mirror Football, £89million midfielder Pogba has agreed a truce with United boss Mourinho after being denied a move to Barca this summer.

But the strained relationship between the pair means Pogba will push for a move next summer, with the World Cup winner admitting he can give no guarantees he will remain at United beyond the end of this season.

Wright thinks Les Blues victory is a BAD thing for Jose Mourinho's men [Courtesy]

And this is all because he's lifted the World Cup, according to Wright.

"In the Premier League, if we are honest, he hasn't done it consistently," he told Sky Sports show The Debate.

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"Coming back with the World Cup medal has given him a false sense of security and made him think he is bigger than this.

"We need to see more of him and what he is capable of doing.

"I am sure there are teams that would want him and are monitoring the situation."

United's record £89million signing still has issues with boss Mourinho, but is set to remain at Old Trafford until at least next summer.

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola tried to engineer a move from United for his client in the summer, with Barcelona the France World Cup winner's preferred destination.

And he's repeatedly been tight-lipped on whether he wants a move, with his relationship with Mourinho strained at best.

Wright added: "There are two massive egos and neither are backing down.

"Pogba could have easily shut it down but Manchester United fans are thinking 'here we go again'.

"I think Pogba could blast it out of the water by playing well because then Mourinho will have a problem.

"If he keeps playing as he is then Mourinho is in his rights to say he isn't getting enough."

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