Paul Pogba has said that Manchester United should play more attacking football, especially at Old Trafford, in what seems like a pretty clear message to Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho has always employed a more pragmatic style of play wherever he has gone, a style that is in contrast to Manchester United‘s attacking traditions laid out by the like of Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.
United have already dropped eight points this season, with newly promoted Wolves being the latest to pile the misery on the Old Trafford faithful, and now Paul Pogba, who deftly provided the assist for Fred’s first-half strike, has urged his side, and maybe his manager, to play more adventurous football.
“I think we didn’t really start the game well but we were winning 1-0 so it was positive for us,” he said.
“Then, after the second-half, we tried to defend a bit more against the counter-attack. We stopped playing forward like in the first-half.
“We were playing higher and I think that’s how we conceded the goal. I know I lost the ball (for the goal). Then a few more mistakes and not a lot of movement in front because we didn’t really put them in trouble.
“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford. We are here to attack. I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake today.”