Halloween may have been almost a month ago but Paul Pogba’s superstitious beliefs aren’t going anywhere; for when it comes to finding who or what’s to ‘blame’ for United’s recent form, while most point the finger at United’s Europa League commitments or speculate as to whether or not Jose Mourinho is still ‘special’, Pogba fears that the club might be cursed instead.
After finally registering his first Premier League assist of the season, despite creating 23 chances, Pogba may have broken a curse of his own. This, unfortunately for United, was not enough to help them avoid a fourth consecutive home draw which leaves them in 6th, 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea.
In an interview reported by The Mirror, Paul Pogba said:
“We’re going to start thinking we’re cursed. It doesn’t matter which team comes here, we dominate them, be it Arsenal or West Ham.”
Pogba bemoans the manner in which United have been struggling, commenting that the side have been ‘dropping silly points’. Without back-to-back Premier League wins since August, it’s easy to see why the world-record signing is frustrated.
Regardless of United’s current form, the Frenchman remains confident that United can turn their season around. With 163, United have created the 4th most chances in the league this season and will quickly turn their fortunes around if they can convert more often – suggesting that the £89m man’s confidence seems to be more than simply blind faith.
Pogba went on to say:
“Our luck will change at one time or another and it’s then that we’ll have to take it. I’m still confident because we create chances. It will come. I’m confident in my team.
“We just have to pay attention to the small details,” he said. “Today we conceded a daft goal, against Arsenal it was also the small details.
“I’m still confident it will come right. We are dropping silly points, but it will come.”