Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Wants Attacking Freedom of Midfield Three

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Wants Attacking Freedom of Midfield Three

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PAUL Pogba has told Jose Mourinho he needs to play him in a midfield three to get the best out of him.

The Frenchman has had a mixed season at Old Trafford and many have criticised Mourinho for playing the midfielder too defensively.

Pogba has only scored five goals in the league this season and the 25-year-old believes he could have had a bigger impact if he had played more in a midfield three.

Two of Pogba's goals came against City where he was given more freedom in a midfield three with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, and he believes the team would benefit more if he played in that role more often.

Asked by Sky Sports if he has been making the most of his runs off the ball, he replied: "Yeah, but sometimes you can't do it when you're in a holding midfielder role. …

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