Jose Mourinho has called out Manchester United’s multi-million dollar midfield asset, Paul Pogba to up his game.
Following last week’s ‘break out’ performance, as some pundits are putting it, in the Manchester Derby, Mourinho told Pogba that consistency is the key to his heart.
“I will tell you what I told him after the match and it’s exactly what I told him. I don’t expect you to be man of the match every week, I don’t expect you to score two goals every week. I expect him to be consistent in a certain level,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“So, if you ask me, I’m expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No. If I expect him to score goals every match? No.”
“But I expect Paul – and I think that’s the challenge he has to put to himself – to keep a certain stability and not to have the good match and the so-so match and the bad match.”
“I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and, from that stability, of course, will appear the special match with the special performance, like it happened against City.”
There have been rumours swirling the past few weeks that Pogba’s causing problems at Old Trafford, with United staff being ‘unimpressed’ with his attitude and commitment on the training track.
Life’s tough being one of Europe’s top paid players.