France national team coach, Didier Deschamps, has said Paul Pogba is in a “complicated period” of form at Manchester United.
He has, however, backed him to return to his best.
Deschamps named Pogba in a 24-man squad for friendlies against Colombia and Russia, despite the midfielder drawing criticism for his cameo midweek performance against Sevilla in the Champions League at club level.
But the coach has defended his decision, explaining that it is natural for players to go through such periods.
“In September or October, Antoine Griezmann was questioned, then Kylian Mbappe was said to be in a hole.
“Paul is Paul. He’s in a more complicated period, yes. It’s been a long time since he had one but I know what he’s capable of doing.
“Sometimes he can be in a bit more difficulty, but that does not change what I think about him.
“The players, whoever they are, cannot have a totally linear course and always be on top,” Deschamps said.