Scholes suggests new role for Pogba after Man Utd win over AC Milan

Scholes on Pogba

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Paul Pogba could finish the campaign playing in a wider role on the left after his good impact off the bench against AC Milan.

The Red devils booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after a 1-0 victory at the San Siro, progressing into the next stage with a 2-1 aggregate win.

Pogba, who had not played since been subbed off with injury against Everton on February 6, was called upon at half-time with the club struggling.

The Frenchman’s impact was almost instant, finding the back of the net three minutes into second half of the clash with a good finish to beat Donnarumma.

Pogba replaced Marcus Rashford at halftime, taking his place on the left with Dan James on the right flank and Mason Greenwood led the line.

And after his impact again the Seria A side, Scholes believes Pogba could thrive in the role where his defensive responsibilities are reduced.

‘In that left hand side position tonight, he came in and did brilliant. Maybe that position takes a little bit of defensive responsibility off him,’ Scholes told BT Sport.

When asked by Owen Hargreaves if he would continue playing Pogba there, Scholes added: ‘It depends who is fit and I do like [Anthony] Marital or [Marcus] Rashford on that left hand side I must admit.

‘But he has got every bit of quality, probably more quality, than them. He obviously hasn’t got the pace but I think with the two holding midfield players it gives him that licence to be that bit freer in that position.

‘There is no doubt the quality he has as long as he is not thinking about having to defend because he does get caught out a little bit in that position. I think it could be a position for him.

‘When he played for Juventus that was his best position, either on the left or the right of a three. And we all know about the football he produced in that team.’


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