Paul Pogba has a blunt message for his Man United critics

Paul Pogba insists that he is happy with how his start to life back at Manchester United is going and is paying no attention to his critics

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: Adidas

Paul Pogba has insisted that he is having to deal with much higher levels of expectation than other players at Manchester United because of his huge transfer fee last summer.

The midfielder secured a return to Old Trafford from Juventus last term as Jose Mourinho brought the France international back to the club he first left in 2012.

Pogba has been a regular fixture in the Manchester United team this season but most Red Devils fans would agree that he is yet to fully live up to his potential at Old Trafford.

However, the player himself insists that he isn’t paying any attention to his detractors as he gets used to life back at the club.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Anderlecht in the Europa League, Pogba said: ”I am doing a job.

“I am a midfield player and people think sometimes I’m an attacking player. When I give some assists to people and we don’t score it can happen, nobody talks about this – but it’s fine because they want me to score goals because of the mountain of the transfer.

“People are looking me saying ‘Pogba should score goals’, ‘Pogba should do this’ – I think you are putting me like as a striker, defender and midfielder. But my job is to be a midfielder, make the game, do some assists and everything.”

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Pogba will be expecting to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action with a crunch home clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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