Pogba: Only Mourinho’s opinion matters to me

Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba has shrugged off criticism he received for a disappointing season at Old Trafford, saying that he only takes to heart feedback he gets from Jose Mourinho.

The France international, who made headlines last August with his record-breaking €105m transfer from Juventus, came in for no small amount of criticism from pundits and fans who were disappointed by his meager Premier League return of five goals and four assists.

However, in an interview with Telefoot the 24-year old pointed out that he is extremely selective about the opinions he pays attention to.

"What matters is what the coach thinks of you, not the rest," the midfielder said.

"He brought me confidence, three trophies too," he added, referring to the Red Devils' Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League victories.

"He trusted me and I was comfortable as soon as I arrived," he continued. "I was very happy [with winning the Europa League]. It was the goal because in the Premier League we saw that it was complicated."

The 24-year old went on to discuss his international team-mate Antoine Griezmann's possible destination, a topic that continues to receive attention despite Atletico Madrid's transfer ban.

"Griezmann? I wish for his happiness. If that is at Atletico, at City, I will handle it," he said when asked  how he would respond if the player were to transfer to arch-rivals Manchester City.

"He is one of the best players in the world," Pogba added.