TV pundit Jamie Carragher believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to play Paul Pogba in a more advanced role has made a huge difference to the Frenchman’s performances.
The 25-year-old has scored four goals and contributed three assists since the Norwegian took temporary charge at Old Trafford. Speaking about the midfielder’s transformation in recent games, Carragher feels playing in a number 10 role has helped him:
“He’s been absolutely outstanding. He’s played a more advanced role under Solskjaer, which felt almost like the number 10 position to the left side. He’s been first in everything and first of the 22 players on the pitch, no doubt about it.”
Pogba was in superb form once again against Bournemouth yesterday, scoring twice and providing an assist for Romelu Lukaku in the 4-1 win.
The France international could even have had a hat-trick but for Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic tipping another strike onto the post.
The £90m signing from Juventus had become a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho before the Portuguese manager’s sacking earlier this month.
Supporters will now be hoping that Pogba can perform to this standard on a regular basis and help United push for a top-four finish this season.