Shuffling Paul Pogba’s position weekly is hurting Manchester United, claims Joleon Lescott

by Harry Robinson

Jose Mourinho isn’t getting the best out of Manchester United’s starman Paul Pogba, according to Joleon Lescott.

Pogba has been one of Man United’s best players this season, despite being ruled out for some time through injury and suspension over three separate spells.

Signed for a then-world record £89m from Serie A side Juventus, Pogba’s return to Old Trafford was underwhelming for the majority of the last campaign, but some of the Frenchman’s performances this time out have been wonderful.

Former-Manchester City defender Lescott criticised Mourinho’s habit of changing Pogba’s role in the side frequently.

“Playing him in one position to allow him to enhance United’s performances would help him,” Lescott said on the Sky Sports show The Debate, “I don’t they are doing at the moment.

“One week he’s playing one role, then he’s playing a deeper role or a wider role.”

Pogba has faced heavy criticism since rejoining United. His huge transfer fee, though it now seems minimal given the fees for players in the summer that followed, was brought up constantly during his first season.

Changing his position is “not helping him as he faces a lot of criticism due to his price tag,” Lescott continued.

“It would help him if he knew where he was going to play for the next few weeks and then he can perfect that position.

“He can play a defensive role but those types of players don’t enjoy it as much. You won’t get the best out of him. As a player, the more comfortable you feel in a position the better you’ll perform.”

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