Paul Pogba has enjoyed mixed form this season, with him starting the campaign very well, before an injury kept him out for a long time and his return saw a decline in his performance level.
Pogba’s has acknowledged not everything has gone his way this season but that he will keep working hard to get through it and improve.
You always want to be at the top every game, to improve every game and I think I am still improving. I can still do better. I am not young but I can still improve, learn and get more experience. I will get better and better during the next year.
It’s something that didn’t happen in the past, it’s not something I’m used to, but everyone has to go through this, it makes you stronger and makes you realise you have to work hard, because anything can happen. It’s affected me in a good way. When you go through it, you just have to work and keep believing in yourself and respond on the pitch.
Pogba has credited Michael Carrick, who has moved on to the coaching staff, as one of the reasons as to why his game is improving.
He told me about how running without the ball can make the difference in the game. I call them the Lampard runs – making the run, getting into the box, and that helps a lot. Michael has the experience, he always talks to me since I arrived last year and helps me with the position and all that.
It just came naturally in training if he sees something I could do better it comes and tells me. Sometimes I go to him and say do you see something I could do better and he helps me and helps me to improve. When you are inside and outside you don’t see it the same, I just ask him and he helped me a lot.