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Solskjaer: Man United can’t be set-up purely for Paul Pogba’s benefit

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he can’t solely set-up his team for Paul Pogba’s benefit as the debate over what is his best position continues.

The France international’s inconsistent performances at Old Trafford continue to be a cause for concern as United struggle to find the correct formula to extract his full potential.

Solskjaer’s arrival in December had seen Pogba embark on a fantastic run of form, which seemingly put concerns over his future at ease.

But the 26-year-old’s displays have dropped off once more in recent fixtures, with United succumbing to five defeats in seven matches.

A possible reason for Pogba’s latest struggles could be down to Solskjaer’s decision to stop playing him close to the forwards. For example, the Frenchman played in a more deep midfield role against West Ham last weekend.

But Solskjaer warned that he will use Pogba in a position that only suits the team best in a particular match.

“Everyone has got an opinion on Paul. And of course, together with Paul, we have sat down and discussed his positioning,” said Solskjaer, according to Fox Sports.

“We know he can play as a 10 or a six, we know he can play in probably his preferred position as one of the three in midfield — high, like he did for us at the beginning, like he has done with Juventus.

“With France, he has played as one of the two sitters, or one of the two central midfielders with N’Golo Kante.

“So that is the great thing with Paul. He can do both and what we have to to do with all the players is adjust to the games, what that game needs.”

He added: “Some games have needed Paul to drop back, sometimes it has needed him high up the field.

“You can see teams now thinking more about what Paul’s position is and trying to stop him in that position.

“He is no different to others in that we tweak his position a little bit for the team’s benefit.”

Pogba has managed 16 goals and 11 assists in 42 appearances for United across all competitions this season.

The Red Devils will be in action at Everton this afternoon in a Premier League match, with kick-off set for 14:30 (CET).



Source : ronaldo.com

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