Jesse Lingard expecting more from Paul Pogba at Manchester United next season

Much has been expected of the £89million midfielder since his big money summer move with the Frenchman's contribution in front of goal coming under particular scrutin

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Jesse Lingard expects more from Paul Pogba at Manchester United next season and is backing the world's most expensive player to deliver.

Much has been expected of the £89million midfielder since his big money summer move with the Frenchman's contribution in front of goal coming under particular scrutiny.

Pogba has only found the net seven times in his first season back at Old Trafford but teammate Lingard believes that number will go up now he's finally settled back into the English game.

"It's obviously his first year (back) in the Premier League and it was going to take some getting used to. It's the luck he's had this season," he said.

"We know he's a world-class player, he's helped the team a lot and I don't see why he won't go on next season and score the goals he's missed this season."

Lingard believes France international Pogba will grow in influence next term as he settles into life in the Premier League.

Pogba, 24, who was with United as a youth player before leaving for Juve in 2012, developed into one of the game's most dynamic midfielders during his time in Italy.

Lingard also knows the rest of the team need to do more to make the most of Pogba's work.

The England international added: "You see the power he has, the stature he possesses in midfield - no-one can get near him and when he plays those through balls we're always running for them. We need to finish more of them."

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