• Manchester United star Paul Pogba discussed how he was able to return to his old form this season
  • Pogba stressed his commitment to winning and his frustrations over being on the sidelines in some games
  • The Frenchman is looking forward to giving his best against Liverpool

Manchester United star Paul Pogba knows what he is still capable of despite all the obstacles he has been facing this season.

Since the beginning of the Premier League season, Pogba hasn’t been as active as he used to be in his career, having played a combined 30 matches for Man United to date due to recurring injuries. The pressure even mounted for Pogba after rumors swirled he is likely to depart Old Trafford for a potential return to Juventus.

Despite being benched in several games this season, the 27-year-old managed to bounce back to his old form on Tuesday with a sensational performance against Burnley. Following his stunning comeback game, Pogba insists that he’s been in “very good” condition and hates being sidelined.

"I've been feeling very good, myself, physically and mentally as well,” Pogba exclusively told Sky Sports. “And I've been playing, and when you play you get your form.”

"It's a huge difference when you start one game, and don't play the other one, or if you don't play for a few games,” he added. "I hate to be on the bench, I don't like it. It doesn't mean other players don't deserve to be playing, but just myself, I don't like it.”

With his winning goal in the 71st minute, Pogba catapulted the Red Devils to the no. 1 spot in the Premier League standings. It was by far his best game of the season, having become the player who had the most passes completed and most chances created.

For Pogba, he has always been committed to helping the team win and he can do it best on the pitch.

"I am a winner, I just want to play football,” the World Cup winner pointed out. “I want to help my team, and when I'm on the bench and don't come on, I feel I cannot help my team-mates so I feel bad, I don't like it."

"It was hard, it was strange," he added. "Last year was a tough season for me, with the injury, where people don't really know about it, playing with the injury, with the double fracture, and trying to give my best as well for the team.”

Man United will be looking to retain the top spot against defending English top-flight champion Liverpool on Sunday. Ahead of the match, Pogba once again pointed out the need to be at his best to “beat the best.”

"It’s everything,” he emphasized. “We all know the neighbors Liverpool has always been a tough game, and obviously they won the last Premier League. To be the best you have to beat the best, and that’s what you want. You want to progress and get better and better. ”

Pogback on top: Paul Pogba's winner at Burnley took Manchester United top of the Premier League for the first time in three years
Pogba moved from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer of 2016. POOL / Clive Brunskill