Ryan Giggs defends Paul Pogba, not his Man Utd price
Ryan Giggs admits Paul Pogba has not overwhelmed Manchester United after arriving for £93.25m, but says no 23-year-old midfielder would.
Pogba became the world's most expensive player when United re-signed him from Juventus, but has failed to improve the club's endeavours in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, scoring just four goals and contributing three assists in 25 games this season.
Giggs broke into United's first team as a 17-year-old winger and had notched 33 top-flight goals by the time he turned 23, but he has defended Pogba's inconsistency since returning to Old Trafford.
"I have never seen a 23-year-old midfield player dominate games for a whole season, so the £90m that they paid is obviously what people focus on and talk about," said Giggs.
"He will become a brilliant footballer, there is no doubt about that.
"He's scored seven goals (in all competitions), not many midfielders at 23 will do that, but because he cost so much he's compared with that price tag, when actually he's done okay this season. Okay, not brilliant, but not really bad."