Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Midfield Rock Matic Turns Pog into Serious Goal Threat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Midfield Rock Matic Turns Pog into Serious Goal Threat

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UNITED are only three games into the new season, and Nemanja Matic has been a United player for just a month, but he's already had a big impact on the squad.

There was plenty of chat when Matic arrived about how he would help Paul Pogba develop and how his arrival would free him up to play a more attacking role.

And just two matches in, the French international believes he is already reaping the benefits.

Pogba said: "I am mostly an offensive player and I think more about attacking. But he [Matic] will be more defending.

"We can switch, but we match a lot and in those two games, I have been more forward and he has stayed back. That helps me more be myself. I still do the defensive part, but now I can go forward more and help the strikers. …

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