Former Manchester City, Arsenal and France full-back Bacary Sagna has challenged Paul Pogba’s biggest critics.
As reported here on Futaa, Pogba faced the most venomous criticism attacks this season, as United fell to the likes of Young Boys, Atalanta and Liverpool.
Sagna believes that fans and the club seem to expect way too much than Pogba can deliver.
“I love Paul and the way he plays,” Sagna told the Sun.
“I don’t want to speak for him, but it seems like things have been a little difficult between him and the fans at times because they expect so much from him.
“They want him to be perfect because he’s so charismatic on the pitch and can create so much space they want him to do everything. A bit like now with Ronaldo.
The Frenchman said Pogba’s red-card tackle on Naby Keita against Liverpool was harshly judged by his critics.
“Pogba got a lot of stick for his recent sending off, yes it was a bad tackle, but he’s trying to fight and get the ball back for the team.
“What do you want him to do, just stand and watch?
“People think he doesn’t care, that he’s smiling but knowing him he was disappointed.
“I don’t know if he belongs at Man United. I’d love to see him shining in the team – he loves Manchester,” Sagna concluded.
Meanwhile, Pogba’s suspension has been served and he could therefore feature in the Red Devils’ trip to Spain to battle Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League.