Paul Pogba is one of the best players not just in the Premier League, but in the entire world. Unfortunately, the Frenchman has failed to live up to expectations. To be clear, he’s been one of Manchester United’s most important players this season, but for a player of his caliber, it’s not enough for him to be good or average; he has to be really good.
And according to former United star player and Assistant Manager Ryan Giggs, Pogba’s inability to display his true quality is the result of Jose Mourinho’s choice of positioning.
“One of the best games Pogba had was the Everton game [2-0 win on January 1], when he was on the left of Matic – in a similar position to the one he played at Juventus – and Ander Herrera was on the right,” Giggs said.
“I think that position where he’s on the left of a midfield three is where he’s at his best. He’s a brilliant crosser of the ball and I don’t think he’s as effective when he’s having to do more defensive work in central areas.”
“I would like to see him in a 4-3-3 with Matic sitting, Herrera to the right and Pogba to the left, with a selection of the front three thriving off more creativity behind them.”