Paul Pogba‘s price tag means Manchester United fans can only be left disappointed by his performances, according to former club captain Nemanja Vidic.
The France international cost United a world-record £89million transfer fee when he joined from Juventus in the summer, and hasn’t quite lived up to expectations so far this season.
Vidic is concerned that the current transfer market has led to unrealistic hopes from supporters, and that they may have to accept that Pogba has his limitations as a player.
The Serbian feels that one area he may come up short is in goals, with Pogba unlikely to be the type to hit 25 a season from midfield.
‘It depends on what the people expect from him,’ Vidic told the Beyond the Pitch podcast. ‘I think the problem is the market is crazy at the moment – to buy the player you need you have to pay crazy money.
‘Paul is a great player, his ability is not to score 25 goals a season. He is about creating situations all over the field and score maybe 10 goals, 15 goals.
‘His potential and actual quality, he can change his game and can become a player that scores 20, 25 goals.
‘I think it’s difficult when people see Pogba and expect him to do something which is not his game.
‘I think he has done some good stuff this season, of course, he didn’t give his best but he played 40 matches which is important as well; his presence on the pitch.’