Man United's Paul Pogba: I'm judged differently to others in Premier League
Paul Pogba believes his performances are judged differently then the ones from other midfielders in the Premier League since his arrival from Juventus in 2016
The 25-year-old, who joined Manchester United for a record fee of £89 million, insists he has to make goals or score them to get any credit.
"It's quite funny because we don't judge me on the midfield part," he told Sky Sports. "We judge me on assists and goals and that's the truth. "I can make an outstanding game, but if I don't score or make an assist they will say, 'that is normal', or whatever.
"But if someone else does it, it is different. They will maybe be man of the match."
Pogba has, at times, found himself left out of Jose Mourinho's team this season. However, he has still recorded 10 Premier League assists -- bettered only by Manchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane -- and he says the criticism spurs him on to become a better player.
"I think I'm judged differently, but it's good" he added. "It makes me improve as well, it is a challenge for me and I take it in a good way.
"I don't take it in a bad way. I'll try to score and make assists and that's it. I still want to do my job in midfield.
"If I can help the team in attack and defence and make a difference I will do it. If I can score and assist it is even better."
Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.