Former Liverpool and Man City forward backs Paul Pogba amid recent criticism

There has been plenty of criticism of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in recent days, but the Frenchman has found support from an unlikely source.

Despite being given pelters from supporters and the media alike, he has found an ally in former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy, who has backed him to come back stronger from the situation.

The Welshman told the The Debate:

“This is good for Pogba because he has had a lot of praise, and rightly so, but sometimes as a player you need this as well.

“He will know more than us why it is not going well and he will know for a fact that it is not going the way he wants it. But it is part of football as well, and it will be part of his development.

“And he will come through this period a stronger player.

“But I am conscious of the fact that this guy has been injured for two and a bit months during a season when he was playing brilliantly.

“It is very difficult to get back to that level during the season when the games just keep coming round. It is going to take time to get his rhythm back, a good seven to eight games, and he is still in that period.

“And the next three or four weeks, I expect him to be playing really well.”

Jose Mourinho, who has sometimes come across as monotonous while at Manchester United, came out fighting in his press conference yesterday, claiming that some of the media’s recent stories were ‘bullsh*t’.