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Puel: Manchester United midfielder Pogba ‘impossible’ to stop

Leicester City manager Claude Puel praised the “impossible” to stop Paul Pogba, calling the midfielder an “essential” part of Manchester United’s setup. 

The French player has been in terrific form of late, providing six goals and six assist in his last eight games, becoming the lynchpin of the team since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over as caretaker manager.

In Manchester United’s most recent Premier League victory, Pogba provided a delicious pass to Marcus Rashford for the game’s only goal against Leicester City – the team managed by his compatriot Claude Puel.

On what makes the 25-year-old such a dominant force in games, Puel told Le Parisien: “You cannot put an individual mark on him. He is powerful, he feels the blows on the surface, cuts the trajectories, gets forward very quickly.’’

“We could not really stop him. It is a physical challenge that is almost impossible. It’s a mental challenge, to understand what he’s going to do. He has a super vision of the game.

“With one or two touches, he can give extraordinary goal-creating balls, especially over the defence. He sees very quickly and technically he is very developed.

“There are so many productive players that we organise the team around them. This is happening today in Manchester United. There is Pogba and they make the team around him because he became the essential element of the eleven.”

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