Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that man-marking Paul Pogba, will only create spaces for other players in his team.
Solskjaer stated this on Friday while speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s home clash against rivals Liverpool.
Pogba has scored nine goals and made six assists in his 12 games under Solskjaer, compared to just five goals and four assists in his 20 matches this season under Jose Mourinho.
The Norwegian has now hailed him as the best player in his position.
“There are different types of midfielders, but in his mould, I don’t think there’s anyone near with his physical presence.
“He can score goals, he’s got great close technique, the diving header he scored against Chelsea was fantastic. He did the same against Bournemouth when he ran from the halfway line to get into the box.
“But he can also spray passes when he’s sitting more in midfield. I don’t think that’s his best position, but he can do that as well.
“He’s a top, top player who I’ve always liked ever since I saw him as a kid.
“He’s a World Cup winner, a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch as well. He wants the ball all the time.
“So my idea was to get him playing to the best of his abilities as an attacking midfielder. You saw PSG man-mark him, other teams probably will too.
“I don’t know if Liverpool will, but if they do he will have experienced that and it creates space for others,” Solskjaer said.