Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba to find some consistency in his game.
The £89million midfielder started the season well for United, but his form has dipped since the turn of the year and he has been criticised by Paul Scholes among others.
Pogba scored twice as United beat Manchester City recently, but he was anonymous in the 1-0 loss to West Brom which handed City the Premier League title.
And Mourinho, who hailed Pogba’s display in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth, has challenged him to keep his game at a high level.
“I told him after Manchester City that I’m not expecting him to be the man of the match every match,” said Mourinho, speaking ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham at Wembley.
“I’m not expecting him to be phenomenal every match because that is really, really difficult.
“But (I do expect him) to keep a certain level. That’s the challenge. That’s obvious.
“He was phenomenal against Manchester City. I think he was not good against West Bromwich Albion and I think he was again phenomenal against Bournemouth.
“Against Manchester City you have the two goals that people can say ‘wow, super decisive’ – I think he played even better against Bournemouth.
“Since minute one he was even more consistent, more in control, more in control of the game. I think he was really, really good.”