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Pogba hit out at critics

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Manchester's Paul PogbaManchester's Paul PogbaManchester United's Paul Pogba has hit out at critics comparing him with Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

While Chelsea are favourites to become Premier League champions thanks largely to Kante, United sit outside the top four and Pogba, who signed for United in a world-record £89million deal, has had to deal with criticism on his return to England.

The comparisons will only continue when Kante and his Chelsea team-mates travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

However, Pogba has hit back by claiming that his France team-mate, who cost £32m, 'doesn't score many goals'.

Pogba told Sky Sports: 'I've heard Kante is a top, top midfielder, which I agree with. He is a top-class midfielder for what he does. But he doesn't score many goals, does he? They don't speak about this.

'They speak about what he does on the pitch. He gets the ball, he passes the ball and he makes the game. Me, I try to do this.

'I score more goals than Kante but they still say Kante does this and does that. If you want to speak about scoring goals, you should judge every midfielder the same way.

'They only speak about the transfer and about the money. I wanted to say, in real life for a normal person, nobody can be worth £100m.'

'If they want to talk about me, that's fine. There's no problem with that but they cannot compare emojis and haircuts with football. What is on the pitch and what is outside the pitch, we don't mix these.

'That's why we love football, it's not about the money or about the hairstyle or the dancing. We want to see beautiful goals, great tackles, fair play and all this stuff.'Pogba and his United team-mates will be desperate for victory over Antonio Conte's side as they look to push on for a top-four spot.

Jose Mourinho's side currently sit sixth in the Premier League, six points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool, with two games in hand.


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