Paul Ince names Man United star who will have ‘big season’

The Man United legend is confident Paul Pogba can have a good season at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Ince is backing World Cup winner Paul Pogba to have a “big season” at Manchester United.

The Red Devils star has returned to Old Trafford as a world champion after France won the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Pogba got on the score sheet in France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup showpiece in Moscow last month.

The 25-year-old endured a frustrating 2017-18 Premier League season after a reported fallout with Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese head coach used the club record signing sparingly in the second half of the season.

FC Barcelona have been linked with a sensational swoop to sign Pogba to rescue the France international from life under Mourinho.

Former Manchester United star Ince believes Pogba will have a huge season at the 20-time English champions following his World Cup success.

“The signs are not great, though,” Ince told BBC Sport.

“Everything should be geared towards the first game of the season but instead it is all about Mourinho. There are some positives, and I am expecting a big season from Paul Pogba after his World Cup, but I definitely think they need another striker as back-up to Romelu Lukaku – someone in a similar mould to the Belgian.”

Pogba moved to Manchester United in a club record £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.

The Red Devils midfielder has won the Europa League and the League Cup since his return to Old Trafford.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League last season but ended the campaign without a trophy.

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