£89 million is a hell of a record transfer fee which Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba to secure his services from Juventus. Is that baggage of the mint playing at the back of the midfielder’s mind everytime he steps onto the field in the Red Devils shirt?
United manager Jose Mourinho certainly thinks so as he has told his star midfielder to forget about the price tag, the Frenchman has come with, to improve display on the field.
Pogba is yet to register a goal or assist for the Red Devils. United lost the Manchester Derby in Premier League, followed by another defeat to Feyenoord in the UEFA Europa League. The 23-year-old was poor in both the matches and the player has failed to justify his transfer price till now.
Mourinho has said that he has ”full of trust” on Pogba and the Portuguese manager added that he had told Pogba to inadvertently neglect the world record transfer fee. “The world-record player is always a question, but I want Paul to forget that,” said United manager.
“He played in the Euro 2016 final, went on holiday, then had no pre-season. It is normal after the first game he has a little decrease.” ‘Pogba can play where he was playing before in the Premier League or where he did against Feyenoord. I am full of trust because I know he is a good guy with a lot of ambition, so the form will come naturally.”
Pogba has received widespread slaughtering for being anonymous in United’s matches as he has failed to make any significant contribution. But despite poor form, four new hairstyles has raised questions whether the former Juventus man is synonymous to Travis Scott’s Rodeo of all style and no major substance or not.
So, it is a simple story of suggestions that Pogba should shrug off the price tag from his psyche, but not so simple story to tell if you are a certain Lebile Pogba.