France boss Didier Deschamps is pleading for patience when it comes to Paul Pogba’s second stint at Manchester United.
Following the midfielder’s £89million move from Juventus this summer, it was only to be expected that the pressure would be piled on for him to come up with some top performances week in, week out.
While we’ve had glimpses of what makes Pogba such a special player, we’re yet to truly see his best.
However, his national manager believes that it is only a matter of time before the player starts to shine as he continues to re-adapt to life at Old Trafford.
“He has changed his club team and needs to find his bearing with his new team-mates,” Deschamps told Sky Sports.
“With Paul, we always expect more. When he does something neutral, often it is not enough. He is someone we expect to make assists in every game – there is an expectation that is too large.”
It looked as if the 23-year-old had finally found his feet with a man-of-the-match performance two weeks ago in a 4-1 win against Leicester, but he missed two big chances in the disappointing 1-1 draw with Stoke.
United fans have every right to demand more of Pogba, but even the world’s greatest need time to prove themselves – and there’s still plenty of the season left for him to make his mark.