Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he is not surprised by Paul Pogba’s slow start to life at the club due to arriving so late on in the summer.
Big things have been expected of the French midfielder, who arrived from Juventus in a world-record £89million transfer after months of intense speculation.
The 23-year-old has drawn some criticism for his lack of impact in recent defeats to Manchester City and Feyenoord, but his form is not a big concern for Mourinho.
Having joined on the 9th of August, Pogba didn’t get the chance to have a proper pre-season with his new manager and team-mates, and Mourinho feels this could be behind his uninspiring displays so far.
‘He had no pre-season, the Euro final, holidays then came back. It’s normal that in the first week he had a very good impact but it’s normal after that first game he has a little decrease. But I am full of trust with him because I know the player he is,’ the Red Devils boss is quoted in the Daily Telegraph.
‘I know he is a very good guy with a lot of ambition so the form will come naturally and will come with the team improving. The team improves, he will improve. No problem. It’s not a problem with his position. He feels comfortable in it.’