Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has praised boss Jose Mourinho ‘for believing in him’ after picking up their player of the month award for April.
The Frenchman beat off competition from team-mates Ander Herrera and Alexis Sanchez to scoop the prize for the second time this season, having won it back in August.
Pogba had endured a tumultuous few months at the start of the year after being axed from United’s side and having clear-the-air talks with Mourinho after reports of a rift surfaced amid a string of poor performances.
He scored three times and set up two goals last month on his way to the award and again reiterated his manager’s faith in him after being named player of the month.
‘It’s good that the manager believes in you, and the players. I would like to thank everybody that voted for me,’ Pogba told Premier League Productions.
It comes just weeks after cracks emerged in the Frenchman’s relationship with Mourinho with the pair seeming at odds after the United boss substituted him in the win at Bournemouth earlier in April.
Pogba, however, has continually looked to simmer any suggestions of tension between them and rubbished claims he is set to leave the club in the summer.
The 25-year-old’s form certainly picked up last month but he insisted he is only focused on helping the club hit their goals for the season after United confirmed second spot in the Premier League.
‘The most important thing for me now is I would like to win the FA Cup. That would be great for everyone,’ he added.
If Pogba can continue his fine form then there is no reason why United cannot do just that but they will be up against a revitalised Chelsea side next weekend and should the midfielder not perform on the big stage, Mourinho may be less inclined to show such faith again.