Paul Pogba’s brother, Florentin, insists the 23-year-old will form into a big star at Manchester United.
Pogba has shown glimpses of his unquestionable brilliance since arriving for a world record £89m fee in August, most notably in the 4-1 win over Leicester City where he picked up the Man of the Match award.
However, the Frenchman has ultimately struggled under the astronomical weight of expectation surrounding his price tag.
Florentin, who plays as a defender for French side St Etienne, is adamant his brother can silence his critics under the tutelage of Mourinho.
“Paul is the image of the Manchester United team at the moment,” he said.
“They’ve a new coach, new players. They need to find a game plan.
“He is slowly starting to perform well and I trust him. After a while, he will bring all what he can do for the team.
“He knows he will always have media pressure, he does not need to change. Between us, we do not talk about it anyway.’
“But I am full of trust with him because I know the player he is. I know he is a very good guy with a lot of ambition so the form will come naturally and will come with the team improving. The team improves, he will improve – no problem.”
Pogba’s return to Old Trafford, this time playing in a Jose Mourinho side still in the process of unshackling themselves from the dogmatic methods of Louis van Gaal, was always going to generate widespread chastisement. I mean, he is the world’s most expensive player, meaning that many expect perfect performances, and this is Man United – a club everyone loves to hate, and this is Mourinho – a manager everyone loves to hate.
But if you ignore the frenzy generated by social media and mainstream tabloids, and instead just watch Pogba from a balanced, objective perspective, it’s easy to tell that the Frenchman, whilst far from perfect, is a genuine talent that will only improve in the coming months at Old Trafford.