Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba reckons his status as the world's most expensive player has some how cracked his expectations in an unfairly way.
The Frenchman slipped through United four years ago and later bought the player by breaking world record fee worth up to 110million euros (£92.35million) deal from Juventus.
But it's only natural for the scrutiny, anticipation, increased pressure after becoming the world's most expensive player in the history of football, and his struggling to fulfill his worth with great expectations from fans.
The France international has been under criticism that has galled the player ever since returning to United, he even laid bare that frustration is his first press conference.
Pogba said ahead of the Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht, “The people are looking at me,”
“They judge me for not scoring goals and stuff like this.
“If I was scoring goals, the people wouldn’t talk like this but it’s football.
“The transfer is something else, on the pitch is something else.
“I am doing a job. I am a midfield player and people think sometimes I’m an attacking player.
“When I give some assists to people and we don’t score it can happen, nobody talks about this – but it’s fine because they want me to score goals because of the mountain of the transfer.
“People are looking me saying ‘Pogba should score goals’, ‘Pogba should do this’ – I think you are putting me like as a striker, defender and midfielder.
“But I just have to do my job: my job is to make the game. Sometimes if I can make the team win, I will do it.
“But my job is to be a midfielder, make the game, do some assists and everything.
“If I was scoring the goals that hit the crossbar, I don’t think people would speak like this. But it’s football and we just enjoy it, we love it. It’s fine.”
Paul Pogba has scored seven goals since joining United this season and has hit the woodwork on nine occasions.
He has his own beliefs on what his job on the pitch is and how to deal with situations, concerning his near misses, form and United, he spoke in the bowels of the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels.
“I feel great, to be honest,” Pogba said. “We won two trophies. Obviously I want to do better, you can always do better.
“But I can say I am doing good, the team is doing good and we are looking forward as well to win the Europa League.
“We are trying to, we are going to fight for the top four.
“We can forget about the transfer fee. It’s in the past.
“I think about the pitch, I think about myself doing good on the pitch, doing good for the team and that’s it.”
United's captain,Wayne Rooney is unavailable in Belgium due to ankle injury, while Sergio Romero looks set to start in goal despite first-choice David De Gea travelling. Phil Jones, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling are absent, but Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia trained on the eve of the match.