|Pogba is waiting for his chance, but how long?|
With his center of the midfield options desperately thin at the moment with long-term injuries to Tom Cleverley and Anderson, there has to be a real reason why Pogba isn't the first one on this team sheet.
Ahead of the match with Palace, the Reds manager said "The only area where I've got problems is centre midfield. It's possible I could play Pogba in there but we'll wait and see."
There have been loads of rumors swirling that the young midfielder has stalled on signing a new, long-term contract. If this is true, then Pogba could, theoretically, be looking for a new club at the start of January transfer window, and, subsequently, leave on a free transfer in the summer. This seems as the only possible reason as to why the tall, powerful midfielder hasn't been given a start this season.
Back in August, Ferguson was quoted saying, "I mean if we hold Pogba back, what’s going to happen? He’s going to leave. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he’s got great ability, plus he’s got the physique and athleticism."
But that is totally not what has happened - or looks to happen.
It's good that Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping this situation involving Paul Pogba under wraps, because if anyone knows how to handle young players and difficult situations, it is him.