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Pogba Makes Bold Admission, Names Two Role Models

Despite being one of the best midfielders in the world, Manchester United star Paul Pogba has admitted he is still learning a lot about the position, and named two of his midfield role models. 

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Across his spells with United and Juventus, Pogba has developed into one of the world's leading midfield players, but the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has insisted he still has a lot of learning to do. 

The 27-year-old was speaking to the UTD Podcast recently when he made the revelation, and he explained that ex-United teammate Paul Scholes and former Juve partner Andrea Pirlo were two of the players he had learned the most from during his career so far.

"You learn a lot and you look at them," Pogba said.

"I really learned and have been learning. It was unbelievable for me, seeing them training like that, and it pushed me.

"Okay, I have to work hard and have a lot more to do. Pirlo and Scholes, those are midfielders who control the game, the players to look at, and I learned from them, a lot."

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Pogba, whose progress this season has been hindered by a spate of injuries, also explained how he was shifted to the centre of the park during the early stages of his career after initially starting out as a forward.

"I started as a striker and then a number 10 and then a number six," he added.

"Thank God, I didn't go to centre-back! It was because I wanted to touch the ball too much.

"I was the striker and dropping too much, so one coach told me: 'Okay, play the number 10 and touch the ball more.' I still loved the ball too much and had too many touches, so he put me at number six."

Read: Pogba Reveals The Truth Behind His Absence At Man Utd

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