Paul Pogba.

Will Paul Pogba play against Liverpool?

Friday 15 January 2021 10:47

Paul Pogba has been in superb form of late and his Man-of-the-Match performance at Burnley was one of his very best in a Manchester United shirt.

The Frenchman not only volleyed the winner but produced a sparkling all-round display and there is no doubt manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently has an embarrassment of riches in midfield. 

Fred was rested for the Turf Moor win and Scott McTominay only came on for the final moments, while Nemanja Matic's polished performance highlighted his importance to the cause.

Bruno Fernandes has, of course, been a key figure since arriving last year, while there are other impressive options within the squad for a spot in the engine room, including Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek.

As pundits speculate about how the Reds will line up in Sunday afternoon's top-of-the-table clash, Pogba admits he feels sympathy for the manager in having to make some tough calls in the XI.

When asked by club reporter Stewart Gardner if this is the best all-round collection of midfielders we've had in his time at Old Trafford, Paul outlines the headache facing Ole when it comes to naming his side, with everybody in fine fettle for the trip to Merseyside.

"We’ve always had very good midfielders," explains the World Cup-winner. "Carras [Michael Carrick] and others. It’s always been tough.

“You have to say all the midfielders have been doing great. For me, I came back from injury as well. Scott and Fred have been doing great, and Nemanja has been doing great and Bruno, since he arrived, has been doing great so it’s tough for the manager. I want to play but it’s tough… how do you take some players out? How?"

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"Results have been good as well so it’s always difficult," Paul adds. "He has to make some changes, some decisions and, you never know, I could be on the bench or play the next game. You have to take it, that’s football and the guys have been doing very well, so I can’t say anything.

“I just need to be ready and take my chance to play and help the team as much as they have been doing. You have to give the guys the credit. Every time you play, you are on your toes and you want to do great because the guys next to you give everything as well. That’s building a team, it’s about the team and it shows that we have each other’s backs and we push each other to the limit to do great."

Liverpool v United kicks off at 16:30 GMT on Sunday.