Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has placed added pressure on his star Paul Pogba to deliver this season. This comes in the light of a good showing for the midfielder at the FIFA World Cup, in which his country France won the tournament.
Mourinho hopes Pogba continues to produce the same performance as he returns to Old Trafford this season.
Yet to deliver"I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him," said Mourinho. Furthermore, he stressed out that Pogba tends to lose focus and concentration.
The cause for concern here may also be some of the decisions Mourinho has made when it comes to his formations. His more conserved tactics sometimes do not play with Pogba's strengths.
Though Mourinho expects his star to perform like he did in the World Cup, he must also take a page out of what Didier Deschamps did as coach of France. He must implement a realistic setup where the formation allows Pogba to become more involved.
"I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give the best. Why? Because it's closed for a month, where he can only think about football," said Mourinho
It is obvious how an "all football" set up works well for Pogba as seen in his performance in the World Cup.
Shades of optimism
Pogba's performance at the World Cup has brought up the hopes of Manchester United fans as they expect him to carry over when he returns to Old Trafford.
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