• Paul Pogba says he is unhappy at Manchester United
  • He has the backing of France team head coach Deschamps
  • Pogba has started only five times in 11 Man Utd games this season

Paul Pogba has admitted he is unhappy at Manchester United, saying he has never had such a difficult period in his career.

"I had never known such a difficult period in my career. The France team is a breath of fresh air, the group is exceptional, it's magic," he said in an interview with French website RTL.

Pogba, who has started only five times this season in as many as 11 competitive matches for Manchester United, has concerns about his playing time at the club. France boss Didier Deschamps has sympathized with the former Juventus star, saying he hopes to help Pogba get back to his best.

"He is in a situation with his club where he cannot be happy, neither with his playing time nor with the position he is playing. He is not in his best period, he has had a series of injuries and Covid-19, which has hit him quite hard. He needs to find his rhythm. We can't say that he is fulfilled in what he does at the club level. With me, there is no such concern, but I try to manage it too. When a player is not comfortable at his club, obviously, he is happy to play for the France team, " Deschamps told the reporters at a press conference Monday.

Pogba will hope to deliver for Les Bleus on Tuesday when they take on Sweden in their next Nations League match in order to return to Manchester United's starting XI when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side host West Brom next Saturday.

Paul Pogba is struggling to find a role at Manchester United
Paul Pogba is struggling to find a role at Manchester United AFP / OZAN KOSE

Pogba has scored only once this season for Red Devils as the team continues to struggle in the 2020-21 Premier League. Man Utd are currently placed 14th in the league table, having won only three games out of their opening seven fixtures.