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Deschamps backs ‘top-level player’ Pogba amid Man Utd woes

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Pogba has struggled to bring his best form to Manchester United, but his France performances have left Deschamps hopeful.

Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba can carry over his convincing performances for France during the international break back to Manchester United.

The 27-year-old started in all three of France’s games, including the Nations League wins over Portugal and Sweden to help book the team a spot in the finals.

Tuesday’s performance in the 4-2 win over Sweden was indeed an impressive one from Pogba. Despite making an error in the build-up to the Swede’s opening goal, he looked sharp both on and off the ball in midfield.

“Just see what he was able to do in Portugal and what he did tonight,” said Deschamps in his post-match conference as quoted on the Mirror.

“I know him, I know how he works. He has pride and above all he has talent. When you have to defend, he can defend. When he has the opportunity to express himself, he is able to do so.

“Paul is a top-level player and I hope what he did with us will be useful to him when he gets back to his club.”

Pogba will hope to prove Deschamps correct in United’s upcoming Premier League match against West Brom this Saturday.