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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba says his “mountain” transfer fee has led to unrealistic expectations as he emphasised his role as a midfielder, not an attacking player.
Four years after leaving United for Juventus, the 24-year-old returned to Old Trafford last summer as the world’s most expensive player in a record-breaking £93.25m deal.
“The people are looking at me,” he said. “They judge me for not scoring goals and stuff like this. If I was scoring goals, the people wouldn’t talk like this but it’s football.
“We can forget about the transfer fee. It’s in the past. The transfer is something else, on the pitch is something else.”