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Saturday 30 March 2019 19:28

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be set for a positional shift as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers making a tactical tweak involving the World Cup winner.

Pogba played both matches for France during the international break, against Moldova and Iceland, and performed well for his country.

Ole felt he was one of the players who was possibly a little jaded against Watford, after his exertions, even if the Academy product played his part in the 2-1 success and another three points that lifted the Reds into the top four. 

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Pogba operates in a more withdrawn role for his country, and is more than capable of sitting deeper, and the manager feels this could be an option to increase his influence on proceedings.

Of course, the Frenchman is also a key contributor when pushed out on the left or even into a no.10 role.

"Paul is important to us," explained Ole at his post-match press conference. "We couldn't keep the ball today and, as I've said it was probably 50-50 possession and, at home, we're a bit disappointed with that.

"But Paul has been away and he's played two games for France. Of course, he's playing a bit deeper for them and that might be something we have to think about to get him more involved in the game, make him dictate games more for us.

"That's from game to game. As you can see, Paul can do both. He can attack and defend."