Zlatan Ibrahimovic is optimistic about Paul Pogba’s future in Manchester United, despite the midfielder’s slow start to life at Old Trafford following his record move.
Pogba struggled in Saturday’s Manchester derby as United lost 2-1 to rivals Manchester City. He was criticised by several soccer lovers.
The 23-year-old has also not scored or made an assist since returning to the club that he left to join Juventus in 2012.
However, Ibrahimovic believes the £100million man will shine and prove ‘jealous’ people wrong, but admitted the pressure on the France international must be enormous.
“I did not know Paul before and now I know him personally, he is a boy who works hard, he wants to progress and has a good attitude.
“But he is still young and all the jealous people talking about him will swallow every word they said about him because he will only get better.
“You have to be realistic, people are putting a lot of pressure on Paul. His transfer created a huge amount of buzz,” said Ibrahimovic.
The Old Trafford club are fourth in the English top flight, despite losing Saturday’s game to City.