Pogba: Judge me on assists, not goals or transfer fee


Pogba: Judge me on assists, not goals or transfer fee

Picture: Светлана Бекетова

Manchester Untied record-signing Paul Pogba has urged critics to form their judgment about him based on the number of assists he makes rather than the goals he scores or his record transfer fee.

Pogba has been heavily criticised for not living up to his price tag and for focusing on life outside of football too much. He has scored 10 goals and assisted for four more in the 60 matches he has played so far. Despite the criticism, the French midfielder insists he feels good at Old Trafford.

“I feel good to be honest,” he said. “We won two trophies, but obviously, I always want to do better. I am doing good, the team is doing good and we are looking to win the Europa League and fight for the top four.

“I can forget about the transfer fee, it’s in the past, I think about the pitch and doing good for the team – that’s it.

“I think people are looking at me and judging me for not scoring goals, but that’s football. They want me to score goals because of the mountain of the transfer. My job is to be a midfielder, to make assists.

“The transfer is something else, the pitch is something else. I’m doing a job. When I pass to people and they don’t score, it can happen. People want me to score because of the transfer fee, but I don’t think about that.

“If I can make my team win, I will do it. If I was scoring the goals that hit the crossbar, I don’t think people would be saying this.”

Pogba has been completely overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who joined United for free in the summer. The Swedish striker has bagged 28 goals in 48 matches so far.



Load More

Manchester United Bayern joins race to sign Liverpool and Man United transfer target

Manchester City Guardiola identifies Real Madrid target as potential Sterling and Sane partner

Manchester United Jose Mourinho wants Neuer to replace De Gea

Chelsea Chelsea close to signing 23-year-old Roma defender

Arsenal Aubameyang has rejected offers from two La Liga clubs in favour of Arsenal

Talking Points Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: What the Statistics Say

Manchester United Luke Shaw praises Sanchez after two days of training together

Chelsea Will Chelsea offer Eden Hazard for Ousmane Dembele?

Chelsea Chelsea transfer boost: Vidal uncertain over his future

Liverpool Liverpool close to signing 18-year-old left-back from Falkirk

Arsenal Could Arsenal make a u-turn on Aubameyang and sign Mahrez instead?

Talking Points Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Three things to expect from the Carabao Cup semi-final

Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20