The former Red Devils forward is shocked to see a World Cup winner filling a bit-part role and admits that his decisions will need to be considered.
If he stays trapped on the bench at Manchester United, says Michael Owen, Paul Pogba will “consider his options” with the World Cup winner deemed too good not to be dreaming of a transfer.
Among the replacements for the Red Devils’ last two outings, France International was called.
He saw playing time at meetings with Istanbul Basaksehir and Everton in the Champions League and Premier League, but took just 39 minutes of play in those two fixtures combined.
As he continues to shine for his country, the 27-year-old has confessed to facing a difficult period at club level, and transfer speculation is rebuilding despite being linked to a deal through to 2022.
Owen predicts that Pogba will give deep consideration to his future, with the need to find a compromise that fits both parties with United and their club-record signing.
“Metro was told by the former Red Devils striker: “United always have to find their groove and at the same time they must find a way to get their best players all on the pitch, which is clearly better said than done.
“You can’t keep Pogba on the bench, and he may have to consider his options if he can’t secure a regular position in the side soon.”
“Owen is not the first to suggest that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to find a role within his side for a possible match-winner, with Phil Neville telling Premier League Productions: “I really think it’s completely disgraceful that Pogba can’t get into that squad.
For United to win the championship, for United to prosper, for United to play the football style that Ole wants them to play, then Pogba must play.
“You can play [Nemanja] Matic, Fred or [Scott] McTominay with one of them, and then you can play Pogba with Fernandes.”
Although Owen and Neville agree that Pogba should be regarded at Old Trafford like a star, Paul Ince pointed out that no player is greater than the club, especially at the 13-time United Premier League champions.
A controversial character, he told Ladbrokes: “I love Pogba.” I think that he was a world-class player in his day. At Juventus, we saw it. But it’s been nothing but a concern since he came to Manchester United.
“If I’m Paul Pogba, I’m sitting on the bench thinking, “Hold on, I have Fred, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes all playing in the midfield, and I’m sitting on the bench? Everything has to be up with me ‘.
“Man United is not all about Paul Pogba.”