Tuesday 6 December 2016

Jose Mourinho admits that he expected more from record signing Paul Pogba at Anfield

David Smith

Published 18/10/2016 | 10:51

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action Liverpool's James Milner Reuters / Phil Noble
Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action Liverpool's James Milner Reuters / Phil Noble

Jose Mourinho has admitted he expects more from Paul Pogba after the Frenchman turned in another poor performance in the 0-0 draw at Anfield last night.

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The 23-year-old has struggled to impose himself on matches, and last night was no different.

Pogba was deployed in his favoured number 10 position, but one good cross aside, he failed to have any impact on the game.

United had just 35% possession on the night, which is their lowest since records began in 2003, and Pogba completed just 38 passes.

"Had it been 1-0, it would have been finished," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Where Pogba was playing, I was expecting more penetration.

"Defensively we did really well, we should have had a little bit more. We had a big chance that I thought Zlatan was going to score."

The Red Devils remain three points behind Liverpool, and five off the Premier League summit, and they will take on Chelsea next.

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