Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has changed his tactical set up in order to get the best out of the club’s record signing Paul Pogba.
United’s Portuguese coach was speaking to MUTV last night after his midfielders superb man of the match performance against Stoke and said:
“He was moving the ball fantastically well,”
“(With) long passes, changing of direction, creating problems to the opponent in relation to their (midfield) block. Assists. If he scores the free-kick with the last shot of the game it would be really a reward for him.”
“I think he’s happy, he’s happy the way the team is playing – very adapted to him. He’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”
Pogba was immense during United’s 3-0 victory at Old Trafford last night, and he admitted afterwards that he feels he can impact games more when given the freedom to get forward more often.
The France international notched his eight and ninth assists of the season, which ties him Kevin De Bruyne at the top of the Premier League assist charts, despite the fact he has played 10 games less.
United fans, and their manager for that matter, will be hopeful that their star midfielder can continue his rich vein of form as they look to finish the season on a positive note.