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Wayne Rooney is convinced that it won't be long before Paul Pogba rediscovers his top form for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has heaped praise on Paul Pogba as he and his Manchester United team-mates prepare for their trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Pogba has had his fair share of criticism since his transfer back to the Red Devils from Juventus in the summer transfer window.

Many fans feel that he has failed to live up to his hefty price tag this season, but the 23-year-old midfielder went some way towards silencing his critics by producing a man of the match performance in the 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce on Thursday night at Old Trafford.

Pogba will be keen to carry his good form into the Premier League when the Red Devils head to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

And Rooney believes that the France international deserves plenty of praise for the work he has been putting in since his return to Old Trafford.

Rooney is quoted as saying by United’s website: “Paul is a fantastic player.

“I think he is working hard and he is doing well, it is a different league to what he’s been used to – he didn’t really play [in the first team] last time when he was here so this is all new.

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“He is a fantastic player and he will shine for us this season there is no doubt.”

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