LLORIS BACKS POGBA AND SAYS HE’S UNFAIRLY TREATED

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Paul Pogba moved to Manchester United from Juventus two years ago for a world-record fee of £89m.

Pogba’s performance since moving to Old Trafford has been put under scrutiny and many have criticised the 25-year-oldfor even the slightest of mistakes.

However, his international teammate Hugo Lloris has backed Pogba and reveals that he doesn’t deserve all the sticks he’s getting, adding that his huge transfer fee could also be a factor.

Pogba had a good World Cup during the summer, but has struggled since the start of the new season, but Pogba did not fare well on international duty as France drew 2-2 with Iceland at home. Pogba wasn’t at his best in the following game against Germany, and Lloris insists that Pogba has matured and his performances even for Manchester United isn’t as bad as people say.

“He has a status in the UK, maybe because of his huge transfer fee,” Lloris said. “Sometimes people judge him not very fairly. Now he has more maturity, he knows what he needs to do, he proves that with us.

“I think his performances at United are far from being as bad as people say.

“He is part of a team which has worse results than we could have expected, that’s for sure, but they are still a very strong team. When it matters he is there.”