Much was made of where Paul Pogba would be come the end of August and by the looks of it, it will still be at Old Trafford whether he likes it or not. Usually to keep a player of Pogba's quality, you'd be delighted. But in this case as a red, it just doesn't quite feel right.
He's already expressed his desire to leave the club and at the moment, it does in a way feel like the club is holding him hostage. Is Paul Pogba too good to be playing in the Europa League? Most definitely. Is he too good for the current Manchester United team? Most definitely. However he knew full well when he signed for the club it wasn't going to be an overnight fix. Pogba was brought in to build a team around, one of the best players on the planet, a leader, a man who when he wants to, can win a game on his own. But with that quality comes immense power over a young squad and Pogba has showed on numerous occasions that when he can't be arsed, he may as well be in the changing rooms or as he prefers, out socialising in the bars of Cheshire.
He assisted twice in United's convincing 4-0 victory over Chelsea at the weekend but there's still moments of unneeded arrogance from Pogba which, like his daft penalty runs up last season, will cost the team massively at some point. Unneeded Cruyff turns in the middle of the pitch at 0-0 leaving your defence wide open, it's just a recipe for disaster.
United have had a world of success in the past 30 years. We've seen the club win every trophy available for them to win over the past 25 years, something which many fans who follow other clubs will never be able to say but with the club still a visible mess from the owners down to the players, fans may need to get used to battling for 4th with a soap drama every transfer window.
Whilst the club is still poison at the top, it will never be rosy at the bottom.