Henry blames Mourinho for Pogba struggles

Date published: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 8:41

Thierry Henry has blamed Jose Mourinho for Paul Pogba’s first underwhelming season back in Manchester.

The Sky Sports pundit says that Pogba should be playing higher up the pitch, where he could use his creativity to end the season with more than four Premier League assists.

“It was always going to be difficult for Paul Pogba,” Henry said on Sky Sports.

“They don’t use Pogba where he should be playing – he’s not a holding midfielder. He likes to play higher or off the left.

“You lose a bit of him when he plays deeper. When you have a price tag like his, people are always going to talk. It could be good if someone comes in during the summer with a bigger price tag, then people might leave Pogba alone.

“I think his second season can be better. He’s got much more to offer.”

“Are they entertaining? Are they a nice side to watch? At the end of the day, it will be the EFL Cup and the Europa League – if they win it,” Henry said.

“Then they will be in the Champions League and it will be a successful season. Whether you like Jose Mourinho or not, it will be a successful season.”

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