Bruno Fernandes had been more than impressive in the initial games with Manchester United. In the presence of the Portuguese midfielder, the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay also lived up to expectations. Nemanja Matic, on the other hand, has stepped up whenever Norwegian tactician calls. But the arrival of a healthy Paul Pogba is likely to cause Solskjaer to rethink his Manchester United Midfield tactics.
In the Manchester United midfield, Solksjaer has found a solution to accommodate both Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes even though the two have a similar style of play, according to reports in the UK. Solksjaer has now been confirmed to have chosen to deploy Pogba as an attacking midfielder.
The 27-year-old France international played as No. 10 behind the striker last weekend at Old Trafford during an intra-squad friendly. Meanwhile, in central midfield, Fernandes could play and could partner with Fred in the middle of the park. Fernandes worked as an attacking midfielder in the initial games and also succeeded.
Although Paul Pogba has yet to return to 100% fitness, the Manchester United manager is said to be impressed by his performance and feels that the winner of the 2018 World Cup might well succeed in his new role. Many legends in the past have also suggested the midfielder playing a similar position. Paul Parker reportedly claimed in 2018 that how Pogba makes the game look easier, he would thrive well as No. 10. He believed Pogba should be placed in a role that makes it easy for him to operate freely and threaten the protection of the opponents.
As the Premier League restart edges closer, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should consider adding Paul Pogba in the starting line-up alongside Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes, who moved from Sporting Libson to Old Trafford in January, has yet to appear alongside Pogba because of the latter ‘s late injury issues.