Jose Mourinho sends blunt warning to critics of Man United star

Jose Mourinho is confident that Paul Pogba will prove his worth to Manchester United in the coming months

Jose Mourinho has insisted that neither he nor Paul Pogba are being affected by the criticism of the new Manchester United signing.

The French midfielder has struggled to produce consistent performances for the Red Devils since his transfer back to the club from Juventus in the summer.

Pogba arrived back at Old Trafford amid much fanfare following his big-money move, but most Manchester United fans will agree that the 23-year-old is yet to hit top gear for the Red Devils.

The midfielder has inevitably been criticised for failing to live up to his price-tag following his switch back to the Premier League.

However, Mourinho insists that he has full faith in the midfielder despite his relatively slow start to life back in England.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports before Wednesday night’s League Cup clash with Manchester City, Mourinho said: “He’s getting better and better and better at every level.

“That’s our expectation. We don’t expect Paul to arrive here and the next day to be unbelievable. But the other thing is that we trust him so much that we pass to him this kind of feeling.

“He is a very self-confident boy too, so we are living well with the critics, if you want, and we know what the critics are.”

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Pogba will be expecting to feature for the Red Devils when they take on Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford.

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