Be patient with him… Arsenal star has his say on Man United’s Pogba

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny wants Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to be left alone to develop at this new club.

Pogba has struggled to live up to expectations at Old Trafford since his world-record £89m move from Juventus in the summer and has come in for criticism from the press as well as his own fans.

But his French team-mate, Koscielny, insists the 23-year-old will improve if he is left to develop in peace.

Koscielny said: “Because of his transfer and his status, we demand a lot from Paul Pogba.” He is quoted by Metro.

“We’ve got to leave him in peace so he can progress.”

Pogba scored 28 goals in 124 games in Serie A after moving to Juventus on a free transfer from Man United in 2012.

His impressive performances – including helping Juventus to four titles, two Coppa Italia wins and two Italian Super Cup victories, as well as a Champions League final in 2015 – led to Jose Mourinho parting with a world-record fee to bring him back to Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has been inconsistent in his performances so far but showed a glimpse of what he is capable of with a goal and Man of the Match performance in Man United’s 4-1 thrashing of Leicester City.