Paul Pogba showed up when it mattered last weekend when Manchester United were 2-0 down to rivals Manchester City at half-time. If they beat us, they’d win the league.
Jose Mourinho has revealed what he said to Pogba following the game, that he wants consistently good performances from him, but doesn’t expect him to recreate the heroics from the Etihad every game.
I will tell you what I told him after the match and it’s exactly what I told him – I don’t expect you to be man of the match every week, I don’t expect you to score two goals every week. I expect you to be consistent in a certain level. So, if you ask me, I’m expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No. If I expect him to score goals every match? No.
But I expect Paul – and I think that’s the challenge he has to put to himself – to keep a certain stability and not to have the good match and the so-so match and the bad match. I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and, from that stability of course will appear the special match with the special performance, like it happened against City. The first thing is stability at training level, stability during the working week. And the past two, three weeks I’m really happy with him.