Paul Pogba; I also deserve some accolades

Paul Pogba believes he is being judged differently to other midfielders in the Premier League.

The Manchester United man has struggled to consistently maintain his form this season and he has been heavily criticised by some pundits.

The 25-year-old, who is United’s record signing at £89million, has scored six goals and claimed 11 assists in all competitions this season.

Jose Mourinho has demanded he must hit a level of performance and Pogba is determined to improve despite the intense scrutiny.

“It’s quite funny because we don’t judge me on the midfield part,” he told Sky Sports. “We judge me on assists and goals and that’s the truth.

“I can make an outstanding game, but if I don’t score or make an assist they will say, ‘that is normal’, or whatever.

“But if someone else does it, it is different. They will maybe be man of the match.

“I think I’m judged differently, but it’s good,” he added. “It makes me improve as well, it is a challenge for me and I take it in a good way.

“I don’t take it in a bad way. I’ll try to score and make assists and that’s it. I still want to do my job in midfield.

“If I can help the team in attack and defence and make a difference I will do it. If I can score and assist it is even better.”