Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has said that Jose Mourinho is responsible for Paul Pogba’s poor performance this season in Manchester United.
Pogba joined United from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89.3 million last summer, but has failed to convince in his maiden campaign with the 13-time Premier League champions.
The 24-year-old has made 50 appearances for Mourinho’s side, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in all competitions, but former France international Henry says the talented Pogba has been deployed too deep this season.
“It was always going to be difficult for Paul Pogba,” Henry wrote for Sky Sports.
“They don’t use Pogba where he should be playing — he’s not a holding midfielder. He likes to play higher or off the left.
“You lose a bit of him when he plays deeper. When you have a price tag like his, people are always going to talk. It could be good if someone comes in during the summer with a bigger price tag, then people might leave Pogba alone.
“I think his second season can be better. He’s got much more to offer.”