Jose Mourinho wants Paul Pogba to be more consistent following Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City.
The France international scored his first goal since his £89 million return to Old Trafford this summer and registered arguably his best performance in midfield as United stormed past the Premier League champions with four first-half goals.
Pogba has been criticised for his subdued start to the campaign but Mourinho believes the 23-year-old shone in a pairing with Ander Herrera against the Foxes.
‘I don’t know [if it was his best game since returning from Juventus] I think he played okay against Southampton, he played okay against Hull City,’ said Mourinho.
‘When the team didn’t play well he plays not so well, when the team plays better he plays better.
‘We all want more from him and from the team. The last thing that the team achieves is consistency because the process starts with playing well in spaces and the last thing you achieve is to play well consistently.
‘So he has to be more consistent like the team, but I think him and Ander in midfield, they were good.
‘They were a good complement and again, Ander is a kid that brings intensity and I thought also on the defensive point of view it was important to have fast players on the pitch to recover a team that is very direct in the counter-attack with lots of long balls and people arriving from behind.
‘So we changed the team to play against Leicester, the specific qualities they have.’