“When he played also, the club and the team was not good, because the expectations are high for Paul, because Paul is a top player and Manchester United pay a lot for him, and expectations are a lot for him.
Bruno Fernandes has defended his Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba stating that critics expect so much from French midfielder because of his quality.
Paul Pogba suffered an injury setback earlier in the season and has not returned to action since late December last year.
The 27-year-old managed only eight appearances this season for the Red Devils, after having surgery earlier in the year.
“We can say in football that people normally forget what you do good when you have a mistake, “.
“You can do good for 34 games, and one game you do bad and everyone will remember that”. he said in a Live podcast on Official Manchester United Website
“Paul is coming from a bad moment, because of the situation. When he played also, the club and the team was not good, because the expectations are high for Paul, because Paul is a top player and Manchester United pay a lot for him, and expectations are a lot for him.
“It’s normal when you are in that situation you don’t play like a superstar, because everyone expects from Paul like they expect from (Cristiano) Ronaldo at Juventus or (Lionel) Messi at Barcelona.
“Everyone expects this from Paul in Manchester, because they know he has the qualities for this. Also this is confidence in Paul. The team, we have a lot of confidence in Paul.”
The former Juventus midfielder has struggled this season with foot and ankles injury and was scheduled to return last month for United prior to the coronavirus football pandemic.
“He started training with us in the week before we stopped, so I think when he comes back he will start to play, and be in the team,” Fernandes added.
“I think he has a lot to give, he has a lot of quality, and I think with the positive energy in the club – because we won a lot of games and we are in a good moment – everyone, the supporters and everything, will be more patient with Paul maybe.”
The Portuguese international has been in an impressive form since his move from Sporting Lisbon netting three goals and providing four assists in nine appearances for the Red Devils.