In the mag: Pogba! Inside the mind of football's greatest enigma. Plus: Heskey! Kenedy! And more...
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No one divides opinion quite like Paul Pogba.
For some people, the 25-year-old is a national hero for his part in France's World Cup victory in Russia this summer. For others, he's a competent midfielder who's yet to realise his potential at Manchester United. And for those concerned with the business of football, he's a sporting and cultural icon whose value extends way beyond the pitch.
That Pogba is all these things at once makes him tricky to decipher. However, it's something that Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and Manchester United will have to crack over the next few months as the Frenchman approaches a make or break moment in his Old Trafford career: either find a way to get the best out of his enigmatic talent, pay him what he wants and build the team around him, or let him move on next summer. That's asking a lot.
Here's what's in the November 2018 issue of FourFourTwo...
Paul Pogba: enigma
Inspirational for France, insipid for Manchester United. It's time for the real Paul Pogba to stand up...
Emile Heskey One-on-One
The former Leicester, Liverpool and England striker lifts the lid on being a part of England's so-called Golden Generation and much more. Did his missed chances ever get him down? Why did England fail? And What was that DJ celebration all about? Your questions answered...
Newcastle's Brazilian winger on Rafa, the Goal! trilogy and his name. Why does his manager laugh at his little socks?
Football's cult sides
From Barça to Boca, via Borussia Dortmund and Boro, we name teams with intangible yet undeniable appeal
The mad history of set-pieces
Did you know there was a year corners didn't technically exist? That and more fascinating facts from dead-ball history...
Glenn Murray is mint
The Brighton forward tells FFT he's not giving up on England – and why he actually hates seagulls.
The Aaron Lennon superfan
We meet the young Turk who hero-worships Burnley's No.25...
Between The Lines: Phil Brown
Was that infamous on-pitch team talk where it all went wrong?
Plus, much more from our Upfront and Action Replay sections including the kidnapping of Jimmy Hill, Patrick Kluivert's classic matches, the real shark team, kung-fu kicks, card tricks, an exclusive interview with Ajax youngster Matthijs de Ligt and seven of the craziest keepers. In Performance we get a masterclass from Manchester City's Danilo on Pep's press, and Eidur Gudjohnsen's guide to goals.
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Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities.
By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.
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