Following a poor start to the season marred by injuries, Arsene Wenger has revealed that Paul Pogba is lacking both the fitness and mindset necessary to be a success at Manchester United.
Pogba has not featured in the last two United games against AZ Alkmaar and Newcastle United after last playing in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal. The Frenchman is yet to score a United goal this season and missed a penalty in the 1-1 stalemate against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Speaking as an analyst on beIN Sports, Wenger revealed why Pogba is struggling at United, "First of all, I think Paul Pogba since the start of the season has never been completely fit injury-wise. He doesn't look completely confident physically and he's the type of player who has a huge physical power. He needs to be perfectly fit physically."
Pogba admitted that he is seeking a new challenge in the summer transfer window but United held on to him, with Wenger believing that could be one of the reasons for his poor form, "After that, when a player wants to leave and you stop him from leaving, you know you go through a process of rebuilding the relationship that the first thing that suffers is the performances.
"I personally think he behaves as well like he knows that Man United at the moment is not the team to compete for the championship. And, plus the fact that he was stopped from going away, it looks like the two together a bit tarnish his performances."