Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United fans about Paul Pogba fee

The Manchester United manager admits Paul Pogba's transfer fee has affected the midfielder's performances this season

France and Man United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: Adidas

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Paul Pogba’s transfer fee has proven a burden for Manchester United’s record signing this summer.

The France international moved to the Red Devils in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Pogba won four successive Serie A titles and finished as a Champions League runner-up during his four-season spell at the Turin club.

The 23-year-old has struggled to hit his Juventus heights in his first season at Old Trafford after a solid if unspectacular campaign.

Pogba has scored three goals and has made four assists in 29 appearances in the Premier League in the 2016-17 campaign.

The French midfielder has also netted one goal and created two assists for his team-mates in the Europa League to help the Manchester club reach the final.

Speaking to Sky Sports about his record signing, Manchester United manager Mourinho explained the impact that Pogba’s world-record transfer fee has had on the midfielder.

“The problem is the price tag on his back. I hope next summer he is no longer the highest transfer fee and then the pressure goes to somebody else.

“If his transfer fee was half of what it was, everyone would be saying; ‘What a buy, he is playing more than good.’

“Everybody expects performances according to that huge transfer fee and that brings pressure and sometimes unfair analysis.”

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