Bailly defends Pogba as a ‘hard worker’ & ‘a professional player’

Wed 24 February 2021 | 11:40

The Red Devils centre-back defended his French teammate denying the accusations of Pogba being an uncaring player.

Manchester United


Eric Bailly

, insists that

Paul Pogba

is a

“hard worker”

, who is accused of not caring for the

Premier League

club by those who don’t know him.

Pogba, who has been the subject of recent criticism for his out of form performance as he continues to be linked with a move to

Real Madrid



, is a

“very professional”

player, says Bailly.

Defending his teammate, Bailly told Guillem Balague's official



"Paul Pogba is always happy, he portrays one image, and if you don't know him you'd say that this guy doesn't care, he's not concentrating or fixing on what he needs to do. But he's not like that at all.”

"He's very professional and works really hard. People look and say he doesn't care, but that's just not true for me. You've got to know him to really see what type of person he is.”

"Above everything, he is a really hard worker, a professional player."

Pogba’s first season at Old Trafford was limited to three appearances, which forced him out to join Juventus in 2012.

After four impressive seasons with the Old Lady, the 27-year-old was brought back to the Red Devils side for £89 million ($126m).

Since his return to Manchester United, Pogba has been able to make 192 appearances in which he scored 36 goals and recorded 36 assists alongside earning Europa League and League Cup titles.

Though his ankle injury and Covid-19 diagnosis led him to miss a month of action in the first half of the season, the World Cup winner still proved himself to be a worthy player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad in the 2020-21 campaign.

Pogba is currently nursing an injury for which he will be on the sidelines for a

"few weeks"

, said Solskjaer.

source: SportMob