Paul Pogba admits he enjoys playing further forward for Manchester United

by Harry Robinson

Paul Pogba has admitted he enjoys playing further forward for Manchester United far more than a deeper role for the Reds.

The Frenchman put in a Man of the Match performance against Stoke City in Man United’s comfortable 3-0 win, assisting twice in the first half as Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial both scored stunning goals.

Pogba, as he did when he was named Man of the Match against Everton at Goodison Park, played further forward on the left of midfield for large parts of the game.

Asked by Sky Sports whether he thought he was more effective in such a role, Pogba was quick to agree.

“Yeah, it’s true, to be honest, I play more forward and I’m more free, to have some more passing in front.

“I can use my ability more, to go forward to use my power, to shoot, to try to make an assist. It suits me more I would say.”

The 24-year-old has missed 10 games through injury and suspension this season but is leading the assists chart in the Premier League as he notched up his eighth and ninth of the campaign on Monday.

Pogba admitted it’s something he’s proud of.

“It’s really good for me to make some assists,” he said. “To make my teammates score [is good], but the most important is to win, that we’re winning and that I can make assists. I enjoy it.”

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