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Pogba says he enjoys playing in a more forward role in midfield

It was a long drawn out transfer for Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba and he cost them a record 89 million. A lot of bets were placed on the best betting websites on if he would or would not join. It is a big price tag on your head and you are expected to play well straight away when you sign for a fee in that region. It has been a slow start for the Italian midfield players but over recent weeks he has shown a great improvement. The Red Devils have been missing a leader on the park with Wayne Rooney’s legs gone along with his confidence. The midfield partnership of having Rooney playing with Pogba was never going to work. It looks as those the United and England legends time is coming to an end and speculation is growing that he may be put on the transfer list. It is Pogba job to replace him and take the team to the next level needed.

It is Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge and it has taken him a long time to decide on what his best team. The “Special One” likes playing a formation of 4-2-3-1 and the French International has been primarily playing in the defensive midfield role. He has on many occasions played as a number 10 behind the striker and has recently stated he prefers playing more forward.

In the recent France International match against Holland in their World Cup qualifier, he played alongside Matuidi is a two-man defensive role. Pogba scores the only goal of the game with a stunning long-range screamer. In an interview after he stated that it was his desire to play in a further forward position. While playing for Italian Giants Juventus where Pogba made a reputation for himself as one of the best midfielders playing in a forward midfield position.

Currently, the players have to adapt his game to the new position. Manchester United was one of the favorites to win the Premier League this season with the best betting websites. In recent weeks their odds have dropped dramatically due to their poor form. The team started off brightly without playing well but have suffered from poor results in recent weeks apart from the 4 – 1 win over current Champions Leicester City. It was the first time that Wayne Rooney had been dropped from the team this season and it was one that the French International record signing proved his worth. It may take him a season to adapt to the Premier League like most players that come from foreign clubs go through.

After beating Leicester so convincingly it looked like Mourinho may be a winning combination but it was followed up with a draw against Stoke City. Manchester United face bitter rivals Liverpool away from home on Monday evening. The Red Devils cannot afford to be beaten or the gap to the top will get further away. It is a pivotal match as the winner can state their claims as genuine contenders and give a great boost to the winning team.

This article was written by Tony Samboras who is an expert sport and economic predictor. Tony is also a football fanatic and English Premier League follower. More of his works can be followed at

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