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Hugo Lloris: Hefty transfer fee is counting against Paul Pogba

Hugo Lloris: Hefty transfer fee is counting against Paul Pogba
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The Tottenham goalkeeper believes his France team-mate is unfairly judged due to his £89million price tag.

World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba is being judged unfairly at Manchester United due to his £89million transfer fee, France captain Hugo Lloris says.

Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus in August 2016 for a then world record fee, has been criticised this season by pundits and United boss Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris, who won the World Cup with Pogba in the summer, says the midfielder shows his worth with France and “when it matters he is there” for United.

“He has a status in the UK, maybe because of his huge transfer fee,” Lloris said on mirror.co.uk.

“Sometimes people judge him not very fairly. Now he has more maturity, he knows what he needs to do, he proves that with us.

“I think his performances at United are far from being as bad as people say.

“He is part of a team which has worse results than we could have expected, that’s for sure, but they are still a very strong team. When it matters he is there.”

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Barcelona rumoured to be interested.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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