Paul Pogba must learn to deal with being blamed for Manchester United’s shortcomings but can emerge from a tough start to his second spell at Old Trafford, according to Park Ji-Sung.The World Cup winner returned to the club for £89 million ($113m) in the summer of 2016 from Juventus, but has yet to begin to repay that fee.Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho has been the central narrative of his second coming prior to the Portuguese coach’s sacking earlier this month. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? On-the-field, Pogba’s form has wavered significantly and Park – a winner of 13 major honours during his spell at United – says he must deal with his displays being heavily scrutinised.”It’s inevitable, he is a star player in the team who gets enormous interest from people,” he told Goal.”It’s obvious that the blame will be on him if the team is not doing well.”But on the other hand, he will be the one praised when the team is doing well.”He has to overcome the situation. He’s a positive player, so I think he wouldn’t really mind. I’m sure he can get over it.”The final three years of Park’s time at United overlapped with the end of Pogba’s first spell at the club, which ended when he moved to Juve in 2012.And the ex-South Korea international admits that even at a tender age and while learning his trade in the academy, his talent was known to even the senior members of the club.Park added: “He wasn’t a first-team player. He was an academy player sometimes called up in training and matches.”He was physically and technically excellent, and a lot of people talked about him. He was famous even when he was an academy player.”There was no doubt he would become a first-team player one day. It was just a matter of how big a player he would become.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 30: An general view during the game between the Washington Huskies and the Stanford Cardinal on September 30, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Cardinal 44-6. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Four-star linebacker Ale Kaho was one of the top recruits to sign with Washington in the 2018 cycle. Kaho enrolled at UW in June.Now, he has obtained his release from the program. Washington head coach Chris Petersen confirmed that Kaho has his release this evening.Kaho originally requested to be released last week.He was the No. 7 inside linebacker in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.UW has granted LB Ale Kaho his release from his NLI.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 7, 2018Unfortunately, it seems like Kaho is going through a lot of personal issues at this time. He has reportedly suffered two deaths in his family and his parents are working through a divorce.“He’s going through some issues and he’s trying to work through them,” Washington co-defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said on Friday. “There’s been a little dialogue there. But it is what it is, so we’ve got to let it play out.”Two members of Ale Kaho’s family died suddenly in July.His parents are going through a divorce.”Football is not even our concern right now. … He’s not the same bubbly kid we know,” a family member told @A_Jude: https://t.co/HZAlGE0zFv— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) August 3, 2018This is an absolutely awful situation that Kaho is dealing with. We wish him the best as he looks for the next stop in his football career, but more importantly, we wish him the best off the field where it matters most.
Ahead of Saturday’s rivalry contest between Michigan and Michigan State, Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush was involved in a confrontation with a number of Spartans players. Bush later scuffed his cleats on Michigan State’s midfield logo – setting the tone for the day.On Michigan State’s first offensive play from scrimmage, oddly enough, Bush was injured. He returned to the game quickly, but many found it interesting that the man in the pregame scuffle wound up getting hurt so quickly.Jay Morrison, of The Athletic, posted a regrettable tweet about the situation. He dropped the word “karma” on Twitter, which set people off.Many are calling for him to delete the tweet. So far, he’s left it up.Devin Bush. Karma. Defacing the other team’s logo is never a good idea.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) October 20, 2018hey man, maybe don’t use a person’s potential injury to make some kind of point.— Mike Taddow (@taddmike) October 20, 2018Michigan and Michigan State are currently in a weather delay caused by lightning. There is no official restart time just yet.Michigan, with just one loss on the season, is looking to keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive with a win. Michigan State is looking to knock off its main rival for the 10th time in 13 years.