Paul Pogba Hits At Critics, Says It’s Not His Role To Score Goals
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has lashed out at critics who are over his head for his lack of goals, insisting it is not his role to score.
The Frenchman has netted six times since moving from Juventus for £89m, with four of those coming on 20 Premier League games.
Pogba’s performances have been scrutinised all season given his transfer fee – but the United midfielder says scoring more should not be a justification of that price-tag.
He told SFR Sport: “I love playing. I feel good everywhere [on the pitch]. With everything that happened, the transfer, changing club, returning to Manchester, people want me to score, make a difference in games, because they say that at that price, a player must score, provide assists.
“My role as a midfielder is not to score. I can make a difference in games, but I have a lot of work. Defensive work, dictate play.
“It’s also a question of my abilities. I can also make the difference in winning back possession, in the team’s play … I have to work for the team rather than think about myself.”
Pogba endured a difficult afternoon at Old Trafford on Sunday, with his handball helping Liverpool open the scoring from the penalty spot.
However, United hit back and salvaged a draw thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has also recently spoke of the pressure Pogba is under.