Solskjaer To Change Pogba’s Role In The Team

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted of his intention to change midfielder Paul Pogba’s role in the team. The Norwegian is looking to play him in a two-man midfield.

The World Cup winner has been played on the right of a midfield axis in all four of United’s pre-season tour wins in Australia and Asia, having thrived in a similar role for France at the World Cup last year.

Pogba was played alongside Scott McTominay again in the 2-1 win over Tottenham in Shanghai, and Solskjaer was happy with their performances, and had this to say:

“I thought they played really well in the first-half,” Solskjaer said. “They haven’t done that before [the tour] as a two and today I thought they really looked really like a good pair.

“Of course we’ve got Fred and Nemanja [Matic] second-half, we have Andreas [Pereira], so it’s something we have to look at.

“But we controlled the game better. Second-half we didn’t keep the ball well enough, so disappointed with the second-half, how we finished, really. But it’s been a great tour. And those two played well.”

Manchester United were in good form against Tottenham, and goals from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood scored a goal in each half.