BT Sport pundit Michael Owen has claimed that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is being held back from being one of the best players in the world by Jose Mourinho. The former Liverpool and Man United striker believes that if Pogba were managed by Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola, he'd be 'one of the world's best players'
Pogba's tumultuous relationship with Mourinho has been well documented over the past year; the World Cup winner's performances have often been publicly scrutinised by the Portuguese manager. This has led to rampant speculation that the midfielder is looking for a way out of Old Trafford.
Even after winning the World Cup with France over the summer (and scoring in the final), Pogba is yet to receive the full trust of his manager who broke the transfer record to bring the midfielder to the club in 2016.
Owen believes that the United manager has to shoulder some of the blame for Pogba's sub-par performances:
“I feel sorry for him from that point of view but, as a player, it is frustrating when you watch him because he still looks like a 16 or 17-year-old learning the game.