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Paul Scholes: Michael Carrick would get the most out of Paul Pogba at Man United

by Tanveer Arayan


Paul Scholes insists Jose Mourinho should partner Paul Pogba with Michael Carrick to get the best out of the Frenchman.

Since his transfer from Juventus as the world’s most expensive player, Pogba has made a steady start, but hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations of fans.

He is still adapting to life under Jose Mourinho but fans on social media felt he was starting to look lost in his free role at the centre of the park.

Speaking about his talent, Scholes claims Carrick could replicate Pogba’s relationship with Pirlo and Marchisio.

“He’s not the greatest controller of a football game,” he said.

“You have to remember he came from a brilliant team at Juventus. Andrea Prilo and Claudio Marchisio could control the game and let him go and do his thing.

“I would like to see Carrick with him. He can direct him and tell him where to go.”

Pogba has been criticised by pundits for his positional discipline, as he is always looking to get forward which can often leave United’s defence exposed.

Carrick has not featured for Man United since the Community Shield, but we could see him in action this month with a busy schedule ahead.

Mourinho played Pogba further forward against Feyenoord, but his positional change came as a result of Wayne Rooney being left at home to rest for the Watford fixture.

The Portuguese boss will need to work out what he wants from his midfield, but having too many players can never be a negative as he now has different options to counter his opposition.

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