Hugo Lloris: How Paul Pogba proved his critics wrong against England

Ross Houston
June 16, 2017

"If United hit the ground running next season you will see a "new and improved Pogba", Giggs said.

France captain Hugo Lloris has claimed that Paul Pogba had a point to prove during Tuesday's global friendly against England.

Hugo Lloris: How Paul Pogba proved his critics wrong against England

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has backed Paul Pogba to prove his worth at Manchester United after being subject to considerable criticism in his first season back in the Premier League.

The defender took part in a battle between England and France at the Stade de France on Tuesday, in which 10-man France overcame a red card to defeat England, 3-2.

Pogba endured a quiet return to English football following his world record transfer from Juventus last summer, as United ended their campaign with a sixth-placed league finish.

"Because he belongs to one of the best clubs in the world and he plays in the Premier League, and he has to show his level".

In a performance described by many as game changing, Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe sent Kieran Trippier and Phil Jones back to the Premier League with his lightning quick movement and skill. "The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not listen to what people say", Mourinho told reporters. As reported by Goal, fans can be tough on any performance, particularly when the national team played so badly against a team with ten men for half of the game.

"The talent is not enough", Lloris said.

"In France, we are used to having a lot of talented players and it's true that the new generation are fantastic". But, as they showed this week, they are ready to compete at the best level.

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