It’s no secret that Paul Pogba has struggled to live up to his £89million price tag since his return to Manchester United.
Of course, any player is bound to feel the pressure upon becoming the world’s most expensive footballer, so his slow start wasn’t entirely unexpected.
Part of the problem has been that, as Jose Mourinho is still finding his feet as United manager, it hasn’t been clear exactly what Pogba’s role is.
The Frenchman has now admitted he is having to adapt to the Red Devils’ midfield, as he would like to get forward more, just as he did at Juventus.
“I try to adapt,” he told the Manchester Evening News.
“I am a player who would rather go forward.
“The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them. I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts.”
Pogba is yet to settle in one position at Old Trafford, but he was a huge asset to France’s attack over the course of the international break, so that may be the convincing Mourinho needed.
A goal in the recent 4-1 win over Leicester City will have also helped Pogba’s case, but accommodating him in United’s hugely competitive forward five could be difficult.