Paul Pogba could be set for tactical switch

Paul Pogba’s attacking talent was on full display in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s early games as Manchester United interim boss.
The Frenchman played like a man possessed during late December, January, and early February.
Unfortunately his attacking return has diminished since. His last good game came in the FA Cup away in over Chelsea.
The reason for this seemed to be due to injuries to his teammates, breaking up the axis he had with Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.
The trio were reunited against Watford. But it didn’t quite click.
A 2-1 win for the Red Devils came despite a poor performance from Pogba, not really thanks to him.

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Solskjaer has now insisted he is considering a tactical shift, to play Pogba deeper.
He told United’s official website: “Paul has been away and he’s played two games for France.
“Of course, he’s playing a bit deeper for them and that might be something we have to think about to get him more involved in the game, make him dictate games more for us.

“That’s from game to game. As you can see, Paul can do both. He can attack and defend.”

Will it work?

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Playing Pogba deeper goes against what  gave him early success under Solskjaer.
He managed 65 touches against Watford. This was more than any United midfielder.

He has 13 goals and 10 assists for United this season. United need him to attack.
Jose Mourinho liked to play Pogba in a deeper role and it did not really work.

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Solskjaer admits he is just toying with the idea, and it will depend on the opponent.
The Frenchman needs to kick on, and for his teammates to step up. We remain to be convinced that playing him further back is the answer.

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