Paul Pogba faces ‘six-week trial’ to save Manchester United career, says Arsenal legend Paul Merson

first_img Comment Paul Pogba faces ‘six-week trial’ to save Manchester United career, says Arsenal legend Paul Merson Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jun 2020 10:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Paul Merson believes Paul Pogba has six weeks to save his Man Utd career (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has warned Paul Pogba he faces a ‘six-week trial’ to save his Manchester United career.Having missed most of the season through injury, Pogba is back fit ahead of the campaign’s restart, with United travelling to Tottenham to face their former manager Jose Mourinho on Friday evening.Pogba returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016 but has persistently been linked with another move away from Manchester United over the past three transfer windows.The coronavirus pandemic has made big-money transfers less likely this summer but Merson still believes Pogba will be ‘gone’ if he fails to impress during the final stages of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTManchester United – currently fifth in the Premier League – still have nine league matches to play and the Europa League to compete for and Pogba could emerge as a key player over the coming weeks alongside January signing Bruno Fernandes.‘Paul Pogba is on a six-week trial at Manchester United and if it doesn’t work out he will be gone,’ Merson wrote in a column for Starsport.‘The spotlight is going to be on him when he comes back because United were playing very well without him before the break. Pogba is back fit ahead of the Premier League restart (Picture: Getty)‘How he does over the next few weeks will decide whether they keep him, and how much he is really worth to any potential buyers.‘I think it’s a massive few weeks for him. If it doesn’t work out I think he will take the blame.‘He has a chance now to play with Bruno Fernandes and see how it works. I think they should work well together.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s all about being on the same wavelength. He will have confidence in Fernandes. Before, he was playing Hollywood passes because he didn’t trust his team-mates.‘I think we’ll see a better Pogba because he will keep it simple now. If he looks up and sees Fernandes open he will play it to him.‘Those two should hit it off in my opinion. But let’s be honest, if it doesn’t work for Pogba now, it’s just not going to, is it?’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea legend John Terry reveals how close he came to joining Manchester UnitedMORE: Manchester United interested in summer move for Watford defender Pervis Estupinanlast_img