Mourinho expects Pogba to maintain ‘a certain level’

Date published: Saturday 21st April 2018 8:08

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba to be more consistent.

The France midfielder scored twice as United beat Manchester City to delay the champions being anointed, but was underwhelming in a 1-0 loss to West Brom which gifted City the Premier League title.

Mourinho praised Pogba’s response in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth and challenged him to keep his game at a high level.

“I told him after Manchester City that I’m not expecting him to be the man of the match every match,” said Mourinho, speaking ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham at Wembley.

“I’m not expecting him to be phenomenal every match because that is really, really difficult.

“But (I do expect him) to keep a certain level. That’s the challenge. That’s obvious.

“He was phenomenal against Manchester City. I think he was not good against West Bromwich Albion and I think he was again phenomenal against Bournemouth.

“Against Manchester City you have the two goals that people can say ‘wow, super decisive’ – I think he played even better against Bournemouth.

“Since minute one he was even more consistent, more in control, more in control of the game. I think he was really, really good.”

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