Henry blames Mourinho for Pogba’s Man United struggles

Date published: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 10:52

Thierry Henry has blamed Jose Mourinho for Paul Pogba’s struggles in his first season back at Manchester United.

The Sky Sports TV pundit insists that the France star needs to be played further up the pitch and allowed to be more creative, having provided just four Premier League assists this season.

“It was always going to be difficult for Paul Pogba,” Henry said on Sky Sports.

“They don’t use Pogba where he should be playing – he’s not a holding midfielder. He likes to play higher or off the left.

“You lose a bit of him when he plays deeper. When you have a price tag like his, people are always going to talk. It could be good if someone comes in during the summer with a bigger price tag, then people might leave Pogba alone.

“I think his second season can be better. He’s got much more to offer.”

As for United’s season as a whole, Henry added that Mourinho has delivered, to a certain extent.

“Are they entertaining? Are they a nice side to watch? At the end of the day, it will be the EFL Cup and the Europa League – if they win it,” Henry said.

“Then they will be in the Champions League and it will be a successful season. Whether you like Jose Mourinho or not, it will be a successful season.”

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