France manager Didier Deschamps has claimed that Paul Pogba is not a goal-scorer, report The Sun.
Despite Pogba being the most expensive player in football history, The Sun quote Deschamps in saying that he does not expect his compatriot to score goals: “He is not a goalscorer. He can score goals and has done so but I don’t especially expect him to do that.”
The BBC reported in the summer that Pogba cost Manchester United £89 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for a player. You would perhaps expect that for a player to fully justify this sort of fee, he should be scoring goals regularly.
Deschamps has spoken openly about the 23-year-old’s limitations, and they have been clear to see since he returned to Old Trafford. Pogba has scored just four goals in 15 games so far this campaign, albeit some of them have been of exceptional quality.
Scoring goals is an area in which United have struggled so far this season, in fact they have scored 14 less than league leaders Liverpool in the same number of games.
Jose Mourinho will no doubt be hoping that Pogba finds the back of the net more frequently than he has done so far this season. If he continues producing moments of quality like this, it will go a long way to justifying his inflated transfer fee.
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