Jose Mourinho has urged Paul Pogba to ignore his world-record price tag and show Manchester United his true quality.
“The world record player is always a question that will be open until somebody breaks the record,” Mourinho said.
“Euro final, no pre-season, holidays, come back – it’s normal that in the first week he had the very good impact in the first game. It’s normal that after the first game he has a little decrease, but I am full of trust with him because I know the player he is.
“I know that he is a very good guy with a lot of ambition, so the form will come naturally and will come with the team. The team improves, Paul improves. No problem.”
Pogba’s form tallies with United’s own drop-off after their winning start to life under Mourinho came to a shuddering halt.
They head to Watford on Sunday looking to avoid a third straight defeat, which could see them fall behind six points behind Pep Guardiola’s City after just five matches in the Premier League.