Should Paul Pogba start against Sheffield Utd?
Four former Manchester United players, including two-time Champions League winner Wes Brown, believe Paul Pogba has earned the right to start in the Reds' next Premier League game, against Sheffield United.
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“You get your opportunity when you're on the bench and you get a little bit of time to show something,”analysed Webber,
“and he came on and did it. He came on and said: Right, let me show you why I should be playing. And the whole team raised its level. So for me, definitely [he should start].
“I think the signs were positive based on what we saw the other day – if Pogba's in there, and Fernandes, and either [Nemanja] Matic or Scott [McTominay], whoever sits.”
“I think after Pogba did come on, everyone saw the change in the game and what he brought to it,”agreed Brown.
“His movement... he was moving around a bit, he had a bit of freedom. He ended up on the right wing [before winning the penalty], he can take men on, and I think that's what we need from him.”
“I think that the Pogba-Fernandes partnership that we've all been talking about for weeks and for months, and how it's going to be, I think that we can see that it's going to be the start of something extremely exciting, with all the other players that we've got in there.”
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“It's going to be a tough one, because they've just been beaten 3-0 by Newcastle and they always recover well,”warned the 38-year-old.
“If you look at the last three years, whatever division they're in, they always recover well if they've taken a defeat. It's a case of winning the scrap and earning the right to go and play, if United are going to go and win the game. But it's a must-win.”
“Their away record has been tremendous, so [Sunday's defeat to Newcastle] just proves that they can't play in front of no fans!”suggested Thornley.
“They need fans there in an away stadium to be able to perform, and let's hope that that vein continues on Wednesday night. I played under Chris Wilder for a short time, and I know how much his man-management skills come into it by whipping people up, and he's not going to have the help of any sort of crowd to feed off for that.”
The match kicks off at 18:00 BST on Wednesday 24 June, and will be televised on Sky One, Sky Sports and Pick.