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Man United team news: France boss Deschamps defends £89m summer signing

France national team boss Didier Deschamps has defended Paul Pogba following criticism of the 23-year-old, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Per-the-source, Pogba has been under scrutiny from both fans and pundits following a record £89 million move from Juventus to Manchester United over the summer.

The France international scored his first goal at Old Trafford against Leicester City last month but has failed to live up to his price tag so far.

However, France national team manager Deschamps believes Pogba just needs more time to settle.

“He has changed his club team and needs to find his bearing with his new team-mates,” Deschamps said.

“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.”

Pogba failed to impress for France over Euro 2016 and is yet to stamp his authority on Manchester United’s midfield. The 23-year-old played the full 90 minutes during United’s frustrating 1-1 draw with Stoke City over the weekend.

The Red Devils find themselves in sixth place after seven games, five points behind leaders and rivals Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho’s side host Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 17. Jurgen Klopp’s side come into the clash in good form with five wins in their last five games.

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