Man United legend tells Jose Mourinho where to play Paul Pogba


Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has become the latest man to weigh in on where he thinks Paul Pogba should play for Manchester United.

There’s always been questions over the best position for the midfielder, and after manager Jose Mourinho asked him to play in more of a defensive position – and that went so badly wrong the player was dropped for the following match.

Giggs thinks that Pogba is best when he has the creative space to go forward – and very little responsibility at the back – a claim most people agree with.

“One of the best games Pogba had was the Everton game, 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 told Sky Sports.

“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’d 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.

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“United’s attacking players are, without a shadow of a doubt, capable of winning the Premier League next season. They’ve got pace, guile, goals, experience and make up a really top forward line.”


Mourinho has claimed he wants his side to be winning the title by 2020 and challenging for the Champions League as well – and to do that, his side will have to be deployed in their best positions, something that isn’t happening currently for some of those players.

Pogba will certainly have to be played in his best position, and it seems that Mourinho will also want to bring in more players – and bring in other players – something that may cause even more selection headaches.