Rio Ferdinand Reveals Man United's Paul Pogba best position

Paul Pogba of Manchester United applauds fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United haven't seen the best of Paul Pogba because he's not been played in his best position regularly enough.

Pogba's position has been a debate at Old Trafford ever since he sealed a return to the club in summer 2016.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has often picked Pogba in a two-man midfield, but Ferdinand thinks the player's attacking skills are not best utilised in deeper positions. The former England centre-back believes Pogba can still salvage his United career, but only if Solskjaer gets his selections right.

"I don’t feel he’s been played in his best position a lot of the time, one of a three in the more attacking side of the three,’" said Ferdinand on his YouTube channel.

"I think playing him as defensive midfielder, I think he can do it but if you want him to be the £90million star I think the best position for him is the attacking role to create stuff. When you bought him from Juventus, what was he doing there?"

United completed a move for attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes, worth an initial £47million, in January and have an interest in Jack Grealish and James Maddison going into the summer.

And with Solskjaer favouring a 4-2-3-1, and Pogba's contract due to expire in 14 months, the Frenchman's United future looks uncertain as things stand.

But Ferdinand thinks Pogba can still be United's creative linchpin. He added: "He was creating chances, scoring goals from outside the box, when they wanted some imagination they’d go through him but he’s not been given that platform.

"He’s still is up there with the best numbers but is it competitive with Kevin de Bruyne? It’s not actually because he’s going for the league, the Champions League, he’s in a stable team with great players around him."
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