Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed Paul Pogba needs time to adjust.
The French star joined United in the summer for a world record fee, but has yet to fully settle in at his boyhood club.
He scored two goals in United’s 4-1 Europa League rout of Fernabahce, and Mourinho admitted that he needed time to get back to his best.
“Two days ago he was the worst player in the Premier League and 48 hours later he is phenomenal,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“He needs time. I was in Italy, I know Italian football. To be in Italy for four or five years and come back, I was not expecting it to be a click of the fingers for intensity. He needs time.”
“We wanted the win because it was really important and now we are top of the group and are looking forward to the next game,” Pogba said after the game.
“I told Wayne [Rooney] I wanted to take the penalty and he let me. I am very happy to score that penalty and from a player like him to let me it is big respect so I am very glad.
“I feel comfortable with all of the team. It is just at the start of the season and there is still a long way to go and we want to go up and do our best and be top of the [Premier] League.”