Michael Owen: This Man United star enjoys the pressure like all top players

The former Manchester United striker says Paul Pogba enjoys the pressure of playing for the Red Devils

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen believes Paul Pogba enjoys the pressure of playing for Manchester United despite the weight of his world-record transfer fee.

The France international became the most-expensive player in the world last summer when Jose Mourinho signed the versatile midfielder in an £89m deal from Serie A champions Juventus.

Pogba has scored four goals and has made three assists in 30 appearances in the Premier League so far this season in a mixed first campaign back in English football.

The Manchester United midfielder has been criticised for his inconsistent performances in a Red Devils shirt throughout the 2016-17 season.

Speaking to BT Sport about the world-record signing ahead of their home clash against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, Owen said:

“There’s no getting away from the transfer fee. Every time he steps on the pitch, he’s under pressure – but the top players almost love pressure.

“He goes out there every single game feeling the pressure but the top players like that.”

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Pogba won four successive Serie A titles during a four-season stay in Turin after the midfielder moved to Juventus from Manchester United back in 2012.

The France midfielder could win his first European trophy in the current campaign in the Europa League.

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