Manchester United ace sends message to boss, wants to attack v Liverpool
By Amir Mir
Paul Pogba has hinted that he wants to play in a more advanced positon when Manchester United travel to Anfield on Monday night.
Midfielder Pogba, who was playing in a more advanced role for France in their 1-0 win against Holland last Monday in a World Cup qualifier, scored an adventurous long-range effort.
The France international became the world’s most expensive player in the summer, when he was re-signed by United for £89 million from Italian giants Juventus.
This season his club manager has utilised the box-to-box midfielder in a deep-lying playmaker role, where he has struggled for form and consistency.
Ahead of the visit to Anfield on Monday night, Pogba has explained what role he has been given by Mourinho, as he offered his preferred choice of position.
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“I try to adapt,” Pogba told the Manchester Evening News. “I am a player who would rather go forward. The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them.
“I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts. It cost me a bit to play differently, much like Pirlo. I have to play, be there to recover and play more for the team.”
Pogba has struggled for form since his world record transfer move from Juventus, scoring one goal in his eight Premier League and Europa League fixtures.
Both United and Liverpool will be looking to climb up the table when the old rivals clash in an eagerly-awaited contest.
United are sixth with 13 points from their opening seven games, while the Reds have registered an impressive 16 points, despite having to play Arsenal, Leicester, Tottenham and Chelsea.
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