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Former United Academy Director reveals Pogba’s best position

Debate about how Jose Mourinho can get the best out of Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba has raged for several months now.

Many expect the France international to be a marauding box-to-box midfielder, that is equally as strong in defence as he is in attack.

However, United’s former Academy Director Brain McClair has revealed, that even as a youngster Pogba’s youth coaches always saw him as more of an attacker than a all-round midfielder.

“We viewed him as a creative player. I think people may get the idea because of his size he is a Patrick Vieira but that’s not what his attributes are about.

“His is about creating and scoring goals. He’s an old inside left.” McClair told The Telegraph.

The 24-year-old has struggled badly against top class opposition when playing in a midfield two this season, and has come in for some stinging criticism.

However, his former youth McClair’s view that he is “old inside left,” seems to confirm that Pogba is best suited to playing on the left of a midfield three, similar to the position in which he thrived for Juventus.

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