Ryan Giggs defends Paul Pogba’s performances at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan


Ryan Giggs has defended Paul Pogba for his performances at Manchester United this season, claiming he’s being judged purely by his price tag.

The Frenchman has scored four goals and provided three assists in 25 Premier League games and has come under heavy criticism after becoming the wold’s most expensive player in the summer.

However, Pogba is only at the start of his Old Trafford career and has actually dominated the midfield play in most of the games he’s played, although he has struggled with the consistency of his performances.

Speaking about the situation, Giggs insists Pogba has done well and is a great signing for the future.

“I have never seen a 23-year-old midfield player dominate games for a whole season,” he said.

“So, the £90m that they paid is what obviously people focus on and what people talk about.

“He will become a brilliant midfielder; there is no doubt in that.

“I think he scored seven or eight goals, again, not many midfielders at 23 will do that… but because he cost so much, he is compared with that price tag when actually, he has done okay this season.

“Okay, not brilliant but not really bad. So yeah, I think a lot people should cut him a bit of slack.”

He links up play, creates chances, gets the ball forward, dominates the ball in the midfield area and is a massive goal threat, but sometimes he’s often unfairly criticised just because his name isn’t on the scoresheet.

If he’s world-class at the age of 23 I can’t wait to see how good he can go on to become with some guidance from Jose Mourinho as he’s a big talent, as Giggs suggests.

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