A mesmerising long ball from the midfielder setup Karim Benzema‘s second goal on Wednesday night as France completed the Euro 2020 group phase atop Group F, holding Portugal to a 2-2 draw.
Pogba rarely fails to show-up for his nation, continuing a stunning summer. However, his performances will be leaving those back at Old Trafford with questions.
Paul Pogba was one of France’s star men once against as they held Portugal 2-2 on Wednesday
The midfielder was back pulling the strings amid a stunning summer so far for the 28-year-old
The 28-year-old has shown flashes of his world-beating best with United but has never consistently delivered the game-changing ability fans expected after his £100m transfer back in 2016.
Townsend has been blown away by the Frenchman at the Euros, and believes fans of the English top-flight should cut him some slack.
‘For me, having watched the group stages, he’s the player of the tournament,’ Townsend said on ITV.
Andros Townsend (right) believes the Premier League should show more respect to Pogba
The Crystal Palace star has been a huge fan of the powerhouse midfielder at the tournament
‘Some of his passes and touches… his pass to Mbappe was one of the best I’ve ever seen. The back-four is compact but somehow he squeezes the ball around to Mbappe.
‘When he plays for United he’s not far behind that but in England we don’t appreciate Pogba. We appreciate those that kick hard and run for 90 minutes and that’s not Pogba.
‘We don’t respect him enough in this country.’