Mourinho draws comparisons between Pogba & Lampard

Joe Williams

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has compared midfielder Paul Pogba with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

The France international had a tough start to his second spell at Old Trafford following his world-record £89million move from Juventus but he has been in fine fettle in recent times.

And Mourinho has revealed that his recent tactical changes have helped Pogba become more “dymanic” in the same way as Frank Lampard did under his tutelage at Stamford Bridge.

“I’ve worked with Paul, tactically as mentally,” Mourinho said. “I did nothing special. It is part of him. His technical and psychological qualities are part of him.

“Tactically, I have tried to adjust him and give some guidance and try to make a dynamic player for the team where he can be dangerous and can arrive in certain positions where he has the potential to score.

“I remember when I arrived at Chelsea in 2004 and, in my first match, I played a 4-4-2 where Lampard was the inside player on the left side. It took me a couple of months to understand that this guy had so much potential to score goals that I had to change for him.

“It is the same with Pogba, but these are the little details when you work with players. With more time, you try to understand them and try to get the best out of them.”