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According to the Portuguese man and current Manchester United’s head coach Jose Mourinho, the France international and Manchester United’s midfielder Paul Pogba is the best midfielder in the world, but expects the France star to be even better in future.
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The Portuguese man Jose Mourinho, who is currently managing the Premier League giant Manchester United has hailed the France international Paul Pogba’s performances for Manchester United and says the Frenchman is the best in the world in his position.
On 8 August 2016, the 23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba returned to his former club, Manchester United, on a five-year contract for an all-time record for highest football transfer fee at €105 million (£89.3 million) plus bonuses of €5 and has started to hit top form after initially struggling at Old Trafford this term.
As the France international has already scored five goals in his 24 appearances with some quality assists since he joined the club this summer.
And the Manchester United’s boss Jose Mourinho is confident that there are more to come from Pogba, though, and backed him to eventually win the Ballon d'Or, if the prize is judged on more than goals alone.
As the Portuguese man Mourinho told SFR Sport,
"People have to change the way they look at the Ballon d'Or. At the moment, it is almost as it you cannot win it if you are not a goalscorer,"
"It was a miracle that [Franz] Beckenbauer, [Fabio] Cannavaro or even a midfielder like [Luis] Figo won it. Because now it seems impossible to win if you are not a goalscorer.
"If that perception changes, Paul can win the Ballon d'Or. Paul is a midfielder, not a goalscorer. But he will score more and more goals, because he has the characteristics to score goals.”
"But he is a midfielder, and in my opinion the best midfielder in the world. He is obviously young, needs to improve and wants to improve, which is even better.
"He has an agent [Mino Raiola] who is great for him. He is not a typical agent who puts the player on the moon. He demands a lot from Paul and wants him to get better all the time. So everything around him is there to become a great player.”
"The Premier League is a very difficult league. He was in Serie A before, where he played four years. The Premier League is completely different, but he is doing well, more than well. His evolution is clear. I can imagine next year for Paul is going to be top."