Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that midfielder Paul Pogba must forget about his record price tag and focus on finding his form.
After defeats to Manchester City and Feyenoord in the span of a week, Pogba has come under criticism for not living up to his £89 million transfer fee. But Mourinho is confident that the Frenchman will bounce back.
“The world record player is always a question that will be open until somebody breaks the record,” Mourinho said.
“I think there are clubs that paid 20, 30, 40 (million pounds), which is a bigger deal than what Man United paid for Paul because you make a relation between what you pay and the club revenue.
“You realise that other clubs paying 20, 30, 40 is a much bigger thing than what Man United did, and I just want Paul to forget that and to play his football.
“Euro final, no pre-season, holidays, come back – it’s normal that in the first week he had the very good impact in the first game. It’s normal that after the first game he has a little decrease, but I am full of trust with him because I know the player he is.
“I know that he is a very good guy with a lot of ambition, so the form will come naturally and will come with the team. The team improves, Paul improves. No problem.”
United takes on Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.