Jose Mourinho has backed Frenchman Paul Pogba to play at his highest peak for Manchester United, but believes he must readjust to EPL football before that can happen.
The former Juventus player rejoined his boyhood club in the summer, but has failed to mirror the quality that saw him join the Old Trafford outfit as the most expensive player in the world.
And while he has been utilised in a number of midfield roles at the club, Mourinho believes all Pogba needs is time to recalibrate.
“He can play in so many positions,” he said in an interview with Sky Sports. “The problem is not the position. The problem is not the tactical system.
“The problem is, in my opinion, somebody that comes from a different style of football and needs this time to be at his best level in football that is really difficult to play, especially for midfield players.
“I think it is really difficult to play or adapt from different realities, but he is a phenomenal player. He has unbelievable potential.
“He has years and years to develop his game, so that expectation and investment from the club is based on that – a super player for the next seven or eight years.
“He’s getting better and better and better at every level. That’s our expectation. We don’t expect Paul to arrive here and the next day to be unbelievable. But the other thing is that we trust him so much that we pass to him this kind of feeling.”