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Jose hails Pogba's response after dropping him to bench

 

By Staff Reporter

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is bemused by the debate over how best to harness Paul Pogba given the midfielder's "complete" game and almost unparalleled potential.

Expectations have been understandably high since he returned to Old Trafford for a then world record fee in 2016.

Pogba has largely lived up to the hype, but a poor performance in the loss at Tottenham saw him on the bench for last weekend's win against Huddersfield.

Mourinho praised the 24-year-old's response and laughed off debate over his role with Ryan Giggs suggesting he would be most effective in a three-man midfield alongside more defence-minded players.

"Paul had very professional behaviour and the week was not different to what Paul is every week," the United boss said.

"He will always be a midfield player. It doesn't matter the tactical system the team plays.

"It's difficult to find a midfield player with more potential because Paul has everything."

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