Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Price Is All People See of Pogba

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose: Price Is All People See of Pogba

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JOSE Mourinho has accused Paul Pogba's critics of judging the United midfielder on the basis of his world record transfer fee.

United re-signed Pogba for Pounds 89million from Juventus in August and the sum has driven numerous pundits' analysis of Pogba's first season back in English football.

"I think the problem is the tag," Mourinho said. "The price tag on his back. I hope next summer he's not any more the highest transfer fee and then the pressure goes to somebody else.

"If his transfer fee was half of it, everybody would say, 'What a buy,'He's playing more than good'. But everybody expects performances according to that huge transfer fee and that brings pressure and that brings sometimes unfair analysis."

Mourinho has previously berated players like Eden Hazard for being unwilling to 'sacrifice' themselves yet he identified that quality in Pogba. …

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