Paul Pogba’s poor season for Manchester United was down to him needing a YEAR to recover after France’s 2018 World Cup win, claims Youri Djorkaeff
- Paul Pogba will be ‘back to his best’ for Manchester United next season
- Youri Djorkaeff has backed the midfielder to return to form after poor campaign
- French World Cup winner believes poor form was expected after Russia exploits
Paul Pogba’s disappointing season for Manchester United was down to him needing a year to recover from the World Cup, according to Youri Djorkaeff.
His United future is up in the air this summer and he ended the season on Sunday arguing with his own fans after an embarrassing home defeat by relegated Cardiff.
Paul Pogba’s poor season ‘was down to him needing to recover from the World Cup’
Pogba had a starring role as France lifted the World Cup for the second time last summer
Former French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff believes a drop-off in his form was expected
Former French World Cup winner Djorkaeff believes a drop-off was expected and has backed Pogba to return to his peak levels next season.
‘When you win a World Cup, the following year is usually difficult for everyone, not only Pogba’, he told Goal.
‘For any world champion, the impact is such that you need a year [to get over it]. Next year, Pogba should reach an even better level.
‘He will be able to show his qualities better than he could with Mourinho in Manchester.’
Pogba was targeted by disgruntled United fans at Old Trafford after final game of the season
Pogba looks disapprovingly at a fan who tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ‘sort him out’
Despite criticism from his own fans, Pogba ended the 2018-19 season with 13 goals and nine assists and earned a place in the PFA team of the year.
On Sunday a bare-chested Pogba stood and listened as one disgruntled United supporter shouted: ‘Ole, get him out… you’re f*****g s***.’ The midfielder responded with sarcastic applause.
Pogba is a target for Real Madrid this summer, and could be heading for the Old Trafford exit despite a then-world record £89m move from Juventus three years ago.