MOURINHO COMPARES POGBA TO EX-CHELSEA MIDFIELDER
Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho has compared club’s midfield star, Paul Pogba to Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard due to his goal-getting ability.
The 22-year old France international initially struggled upon his return to Old Trafford, with Mourinho appearing uncertain how to utilize the world’s most expensive player.
However, in recent weeks, Pogba has flourished, playing on the left of a central midfield three that allows him freedom to get forward. Mou compared the scenario of making the most of Pogba’s talents to his arrival at Chelsea in 2004 when he nurtured Frank Lampard.
“I’ve worked with Paul, technically as mentally,” Mourinho said before Sunday’s encounter against Liverpool.
“I did nothing special, it is part of him. His technical and psychological qualities are part of him. Technically, I have tried to adjust him and give some guidance and try to make a dynamic player for the team where he can be dangerous and can arrive in certain positions where he has the potential to score,” the coach added.
The manager also said after he arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004, he had to change the team to suit Lampard due to his “potential” to score goals. The Portuguese tactician says it is the same with Pogba and that he is trying to get the best out of the French football talent. Lampard would later become Chelsea’s all-time top scorer during his time at Stamford Bridge with 211 incredible goals from the middle of the park.
Pogba has six goals to his name so far this season, however it could have been many more, considering he’s hit the woodwork seven times this term. With the player himself admiring Lampard, as he earlier said: “I want to be the midfielder who can do everything at the highest levels. I want to be like Lampard, but better.”