“My Role Is Not To Score” — Paul Pogba
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Paul Pogba has defended his performances for Manchester United, claiming he should not be judged purely on goals and assists.
The French man moved to Old Trafford for a world record £89 during the summer and has scored six goals in the 28 games that have followed.
Pogba gave away a needless penalty in the 1-1 tie with Liverpool on Sunday and has also faced criticism for his perceived small contribution to United’s cause.
But the 23-year-old has hit back at his critics, insisting he should be judged on a more holistic basis.
“My role as a midfielder is not to score. I can make a difference in games, but I have a lot of work. Defensive work, dictate play. It’s also a question of my abilities. He told SFR Sports.
“I can also make the difference in winning back possession, in the team’s play… I have to work for the team rather than think about myself.”