In action for France at Euro 2020, Pogba continues to outdo his club form in a Les Bleus shirt. The midfielder has impressed for France so far in the group phase of the tournament.
Deschamps was pushed by VG reporters about why Pogba performs better for him than United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And while reluctant to comment on Solskjaer's methods, Deschamps eventually expanded on why he believes Pogba performs at a higher level when playing for France.
Asked about the contrast between Pogba's form for France and United, the World Cup winning coach replied initially: "I do not want to go into it, because if I say something, it will be..."
However, after hesitating for a moment, Deschamps offered his theory.
He continued, "I do not like to talk about what happens in the club team, whether it be with Solskjaer or any other coach.
"He may have other prerequisites. He has different players."
Deschamps concluded: "What counts for me is Pogba on the national team. I can talk about him. He is so important to us on the field, but also in the leadership. He was royal in the first match, but a little less good against Hungary. He is a leader in the team and an extremely important player."
As a France player, Pogba is a World Cup winner and boasts 79 caps, scoring ten goals. He will enter the final year of his United deal at the end of this month.
- updated June 21