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Rooney: What Mourinho Must Do With Pogba

Wayne Rooney: What Jose Mourinho Must Do With Paul Pogba

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 06, 2018 08:30 AM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has revealed what he believes Jose Mourinho must do with Paul Pogba at the Red Devils, following the player's recent relegation to the bench.

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The Frenchman has been criticised for recent performances at United, and was even taken off by Mourinho in their 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last week Wednesday before starting on the bench in their clash against Huddersfield this past weekend.

There has been a lot of talk as to where Mourinho should use Pogba in his system, and Everton striker Rooney believes the 24-year-old would be more effective in a three-man midfield.

"For me, Paul Pogba is a classic box-to-box player. He can do a bit of everything really well," Rooney said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football programme.

"If he has that freedom where he doesn't have to think too much about his defensive role, he can cause mayhem.

"At Juventus, he had (Andrea) Pirlo alongside him. With (Nemanja) Matic and another alongside him, on the left of a three in midfield, that will certainly get the best out of him."

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Pogba has played 22 matches for the Red Devils so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10 strikes. 

Do you agree with Rooney's comments? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Irvintoothless Joined: 29 Jan 2018
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Irvintoothless Feb 07, 2018 05:23 PM
Jose Mourhino don't like players who forgets their defensive duties. Look at what he did with Mata at Chelsea and how Mata has improved his defending and gets game time.
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No badges available Feb 06, 2018 06:36 PM
I have to agree with Rooney on this one. Pogba is an artist and he will never do well when he is kept on a leash. He is an expressive player who must be given freedom of mobility. Under Sir Alex he didn't make much of an impression because style and system trounced individual expression. Under Mourinho he finds himself in a similar context and he gets stifled. The same happened to the likes of Oscar, Ramirez and many others under Mourinho. Morale of the story for players: pick a club and manager whose system and tactics suit your style and temperament.
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spagigalactino Feb 06, 2018 12:40 PM
Pobga has a tendency of losing ball cheaply n he doesn't fight back, he always looks for sympathy from referee claiming he was fouled,, dts what I don't like about his game, other than that he's a gud player
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Warras4phefeni Feb 06, 2018 12:10 PM
Ahh "The special one"
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No badges available Feb 06, 2018 11:38 AM
That's how you play Pogba. We have all seen how effective he can be when playing in 3 man midfield, we've seen how domminant he is when given freedom to play in more advance areas on the field. But unfortunately Jose Mourhino doesn't listen to no one
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Danboi79 Feb 06, 2018 11:25 AM
Mou is forever arrogant he cant succeed Alex
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 06, 2018 10:26 AM
Im doubting Mourinho nw that he cn take Man united to sumwhere
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nazzi the second Feb 06, 2018 09:31 AM
Mou is slowing down Pogba's progress, Pogba should be atleast at De Bruynes level or close to Neymar he should be the top 5 list of players who will be competing for ballon dor after king messi has won his last, but his stats do look good this season considering he's in central mid
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Maloh11 Feb 06, 2018 08:34 AM
loool tell him wayne

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