Paul Pogba is unfairly judged on his transfer fee, says Hugo Lloris
Last Updated: 17/10/18 11:43pm
Hugo Lloris has come to the defence of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, insisting the France international is unfairly judged on his transfer fee.
Pogba rejoined Manchester United in August 2016 from Juventus for £89m in what was a world-record transfer fee for a footballer.
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France captain Lloris plays alongside Pogba for the national team, and won the World Cup with the midfielder in Russia.
For Lloris, the criticism of Pogba comes down to the heavy emphasis placed upon his transfer fee.
"He has a status in the UK, maybe because of his huge transfer fee," Lloris told the Mirror.
"Sometimes people judge him not very fairly. Now he has more maturity, he knows what he needs to do, he proves that with us.
"I think his performances at United are far from being as bad as people say. He is part of a team which has worse results than we could have expected, that's for sure."
Pogba and United return to Premier League action on Saturday when they face rivals Chelsea, live on Sky Sports.