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VIDEO: Mourinho hits back at Pogba critics

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Manchester United's manager has launched a staunch defence of the world's most expensive player, Paul Pogba.

The 24-year-old returned to Old Trafford in August to an enormous fanfare and huge cost, with Juventus potentially receiving 110million euros (£93.25million) for the midfielder.

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However, Pogba has flattered to deceive at times since returning to United and criticism peaked following an underwhelming display in Monday's FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.

Few gave Jose Mourinho's claims that he was the "best player on the pitch" much credence but the United boss has now hit back at the criticisms from some onlookers: