Juan Mata: Paul Pogba is the complete midfielder

Juan Mata: Paul Pogba is the complete midfielder

Manchester United star Juan Mata has praised his teammate Paul Pogba, claiming the Frenchman is the complete midfielder.

Pogba’s performance vs Fulham saw him draw plenty of positive comments as his incredible form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues.

The midfielder is putting in numbers that are expected more so from a winger or an attacker but are more importantly the best of his career.

Mata believes his performances have carried United through matches, helping them maintain their unbeaten run under Solskjaer.

Against Fulham Paul was instrumental, grabbing a brace to hand his a comfortable but crucial three points.

According to Manchester Evening News, Juan said: “I am happy for Paul, he is carrying the team and showing what a great midfielder he is, how complete he is.

“He has everything, and he is showing it on the pitch.”

Although Ole has given Pogba the complete freedom of the pitch, he’s also been putting tremendous shifts defensively when needed.

The former Juventus man has been happier to track back and keep an eye on runners than before though he’s mostly been protected by the tireless duo Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.

This midfield trio have been the spine that Solskjaer has built his success upon as he’s hardly rotated that part of the pitch.

They will all need to be at their best against PSG in the upcoming Champions League clash if United are to have any hopes of advancing in the competition.

Perhaps most importantly however, Paul will have to put in similar shifts to before and once again prove how he can perform on the big occasion.

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