Man United boss Mourinho claims unfair pressure put on Pogba over fee

Rufina Vignone
Mag 21, 2017

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Paul Pogba's transfer fee has proven a burden for Manchester United's record signing this summer.

However, Mourinho thinks that Pogba's price tag normally affects the public opinion on him.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho concedes that Paul Pogba's tag as the world's costliest player has worked against him this season, but hopes that will soon change.

"Everybody expects performances according to that huge transfer fee and that brings pressure and sometimes unfair analysis".

Mourinho insists the France worldwide, who has seven goals and five assists in all competitions this term, has played very well at times but his overall campaign has been symptomatic of United's in general. He always sacrifices for the team. "If I go for example to Rostov [in the Europa League], the way he played in Rostov was fantastic". So when the team was very good, he was very good.

Souness, who was offering his thoughts as a Sky Sports pundit during United's 0-0 draw at Southampton, said: 'United have to play a premium. I think what happened if I did feel exhausted, it would be maybe we'd lost a couple of games and you started to feel sorry for yourself, and that would last a nano-minute.

"I never liked too much "the best in the world" - you never say the goalkeeper is "the best in the world", you only say [Fabio] Cannavaro if somebody made a decision to say a central defender is the best in the world".

"So to say the best in the world is hard to say". He has to develop; of course he has to develop. "I think he has everything".

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