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Paul Pogba To Be Given New Role In Manchester United System

Ryan Sidle

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Paul Pogba To Be Given New Role In Manchester United System

Paul Pogba could be used as a number 10 when Manchester United return to action against Spurs on June 19th, with the Frenchman being trialled in the new role.

Ever since Pogba moved back to Old Trafford in 2016 there has been an issue getting the best out of the midfielder as Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have both struggled to work out his best role in the team.

With the midfielder back to full fitness, having spent much of the season out injured, and likely to play in United's first game back next week, he is going to get a new role.

According to the Daily Mail, the World Cup winner is set to play in a more advanced number 10 role, with Bruno Fernandes playing in a slightly deeper role.


It's reported that Pogba played in the position in a training 11 vs 11 match and, although he wasn't quite up to full match fitness, he did impress.

The former Juventus player has been used in the role previously for the Red Devils but never consistently, as now seems the plan as Solskjaer tries to fit him and Fernandes in the same side.

Fernandes joined from Sporting in January and hit the ground running, with two goals and three assists in his first five Premier League games, and fans are excited by the prospect of both men playing together.


The Sun predict that United will play with a 4-4-2 diamond, with Fernandes alongside Nemanja Matic in the middle, Scott McTominay at the base and Pogba at the point behind both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Solskjaer has played with two uptop in the past, usually in a 3-5-2, with the two front men playing as 'split strikers,' with one man usually coming wide.

Pogba played in the win against Newcastle United but it's one of only a few matches. Image: PA Images
Pogba played in the win against Newcastle United but it's one of only a few matches. Image: PA Images

Pogba has been hit with several injury problems this season and hasn't played since the Boxing Day victory against Newcastle United, in which he only played 45 minutes.

His return, coupled with the availability of Rashford following injury, could prove a boost to United as they chase the final Champions League spot.

There's no doubt that Pogba would love nothing more than to kick things off by putting in a match winning performance against Mourinho's Spurs in just nine days time and dent the dreams of the manager who dropped him from the United team.

Can United catch the top four in the remaining nine fixtures? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Topics: Spurs, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, Premier League, Fred, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ryan Sidle
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