Robert Pires: Jose Mourinho is a good manager for Paul Pogba at Manchester United


Pogba joined United for a world-record transfer fee of £89.3 million before the season after becoming a global superstar over the previous four years at Italian club Juventus.

The France international is yet to justify his price tag at Old Trafford, with pundits critical of his inconsistent performances.

However, the 43-year-old Pires, who won the World Cup with France in 1998, and is currently on the coaching staff at his former club Arsenal, is confident his compatriot will come good.

Pires told Sky Sports: "He had a lot of pressure because some people were talking about his price tag, but you must not forget that Paul Pogba is a young player and in France we say he needs time to adapt.

"I think that is very important as the Premier League is very hard, difficult and tough, it is not only for the game, it is every morning in the training sessions.

"I know Paul, I am very confident for him, but I think Man Utd is a good choice for him and if you work with Jose Mourinho you can learn a lot."

Pires added: "The first season is very difficult, it is like a transition for him as he used to play for Juventus in Italy and so everything is different. You cannot compare France, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, they are not the same.

"And that is why the time adaption is very important for Paul Pogba and the other players."