Juan Mata insists Paul Pogba is a fantastic midfielder and is confident he can overcome being benched at Manchester United.
The Frenchman has started United’s last two games on the bench. Playing fifteen minutes against Arsenal and sitting out the win against Fulham.
He’s also been involved in public spat with Jose Mourinho with the Portuguese stripping him off the assistant captaincy.
Mata has had similar periods in his career and is confident Pogba can overcome his difficult spell.
“Well, I think we all have better or worse moments in our career, our season.
“As a team-mate, obviously, what I can do from my side is support him. I’m sure he will keep showing how good a player he is and how nice a guy he is.
“We know Paul is looking forward to playing good, to do the best for the team and try to perform at his level. We all know when he does that he is a fantastic midfielder.
“As a team-mate obviously what I want is he can play very good and I wish he can play at his best level because if he plays good the team will improve.”