After signing for Manchester United for a world-record transfer fee in the summer,Paul Pogba claims Manchester United fear they may be “cursed” because of their bad luck.
For the first time in Premier League history, Manchester United have failed to win any of their previous four Premier League home games. Jose Mourinho’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham on Sunday and now lie eight points behind 4th placed Arsenal.
The £89m summer signing Paul Pogba provided the assist for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s equaliser but could not snatch the valuable three points for Manchester United after West Ham’s Diafra Sakho scored the first goal of the game within two minutes of the start of the match, bewildering the home crowd.
“We’re going to start to think we’re cursed,” Pogba told SFR Sport. “It doesn’t matter which team comes here, we dominate them, be it Arsenal or West Ham today. Our luck will change at one time or another, and it’s then that we’ll have to take it.”
However, the French International also feels that things will soon turn around for the club. He insisted that he is still positive about their chances this season and that the team must pay extra concentration to detail and elude allowing silly goals along with crucial points.
“I’m still confident because we create chances. It’ll come. I’m confident in my team. We just have to pay attention to the small details. Today we conceded a daft goal, against Arsenal, it was also the small details. I’m still confident, it’ll come right. We are dropping silly points, but it’ll come right,” he added.
The draw with the Hammers means the current campaign has seen Mourinho’s men record their worst start to a top-flight season for 27 years. Manchester United are currently sixth in the table with only 20 points, 11 less than the leaders Chelsea.