Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has said that he would like to see Paul Pogba given more freedom.
At the start of the season, the newspapers were saturated with stories about the Manchester United midfielder, with his poor performances and his reportedly strained relationship with Jose Mourinho all being scrutinised with excessive regularity.
However, the £89 million midfielder’s performances of late have been more influential, coinciding with an improved run of results for United, who have not lost any of their last four Premier League games.
Pogba has scored six goals and provided five assists in all competitions so far this season, and former United midfielder Darren Fletcher thinks that the 25-year-old should be given more freedom to get involved in the attack.
“I like to see him in the final third and creating things,” Fletcher told Monday Night Football.
“He played for Juventus (on the left) and I spoke before about his connection with (Anthony) Martial.
“They’ve got a good relationship there and a good friendship – and they can dovetail quite easily.
“Pogba can easily drift out wide. He can take people on.. also get in the box, he’s a big lad.
“A lot of people talk about (Marouane) Fellaini controlling the ball with his chest. Paul can do that.
“Paul can receive the ball on his chest in the final third of the pitch, get in the box and score headers.
“I’d love to see him with a bit more freedom to express himself.”