Pogba Blames Poor Form On Lack Of Pre-Season

Pogba Blames Poor Form On Lack Of Pre-Season

By Nigel Philips

Paul Pogba has blamed the inconsistency in his performance at Manchester United on his late return from the World Cup.

According to Pogba, he did not return to Manchester United early enough after the World Cup, and that has affected his bonding with the side and grasp of manager Jose Mourinho’s tactics.

Pogba had a splendid World Cup as Le Bleus won the Mundial, but the midfielder has failed to replicate that performance at Manchester United as he has been under-par so far this season.

Pogba’s performance and attitude both and off the field have been criticised by manager Jose Mourinho, giving rise to reports that the player wants to leave the club.

"I'm trying to work on myself physically. I got back late (from the World Cup), so I'm trying to perform as well as possible,” Pogba said after France's 0-0 draw with Germany on Thursday. "I'm just trying to do my job and for the rest, there'll always be talk."

Pogba disclosed that he has a working relationship with Mourinho when he was queried over the connection between him and the Portuguese trainer.

"We have a pure coach-player relationship. That's how it is. One thing I can assure you: I will always give 100 percent, regardless of which coach. I always give everything for United - I cannot say more."