Thierry Henry sends clear message to Man United fans about Paul Pogba

Thierry Henry discusses Paul Pogba's form for Manchester United so far this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
jose mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Thierry Henry has insisted that Paul Pogba’s best position is not as a holding midfielder for Manchester United.

The French international has been coming in for some criticism in recent games following some below-par displays for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Pogba was criticised for his poor defending in the lead-up to Matt Ritchie’s goal for Newcastle United in Manchester United’s 1-0 loss at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, he was immediately substituted by Jose Mourinho in the second half and it is clear that the Portuguese manager is not entirely happy with Pogba’s recent displays.

Henry says that Pobga is hugely admired and respected in France but admits that his best position in midfield is not a defensive one.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday, Henry said: “When you have quality, people always expect you to do wonders. I think the price tag doesn’t help at times.

“In France people love him but that doesn’t explain what you need to do on the field or not. I don’t think he’s a holding midfielder, and I’ve said it so many times.”

Manchester United will return to FA Cup action on Saturday evening when they travel to Huddersfield Town in the fifth round of the competition.

Mourinho will be keen for his side to win the trophy this season as he bids to bring more silverware to Old Trafford in his second campaign in charge.

Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table but they are now only two points behind second-placed Liverpool FC.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

French Open preview
The Sport Review
French Open 2018: Can returning former champions Djokovic or Wawrinka halt the Rafael Nadal juggernaut?
The Sport Review
10 goalkeepers Liverpool FC could sign in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Keown: Liverpool FC star’s season is like a comic strip story
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes makes prediction about Antonio Conte at Chelsea FC
The Sport Review
Frank Lampard names the Man United star who has hugely impressed him