OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER faces the tough task of deciding where Paul Pogba will play for the remainder of the season.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the club after making just seven league appearances this term.
But he has been told he needs to take a huge pay-cut to join Italian giants Juventus.
And reports have claimed his dream move to Real Madrid is on the rocks due to his massive wage demands.
Either way, he looks likely to start when the Red Devils take on Tottenham in their first game back on Friday.
SunSport have pulled together five positions that the Frenchman could play for the Red Devils.
When he’s at his best, Pogba can dominate the game and stand out as United’s creative hub on the pitch.
Should he regain his finest form when football restarts this month, the French star could be used as an attacking midfielder.
He could pair up with Fernandes without worrying too much about his defensive duties as McTominay and Fred will be behind him to pick up the pieces.
During his time in the Premier League, Pogba has scored 24 goals in 102 appearances for the Red Devils in the league.
But it could be time for the Frenchman to drop back into a deeper role to allow Fernandes to lead the line.
A 4-2-3-1 formation would see Pogba in the holding role alongside the likes of Scott McTominay or Fred.
Should Rashford be out of action for any reason, Mason Greenwood could fill in the hole after proving his potential this season.
Another option would the 4-1-2-1-2 which would again see Fernandes furthest forward in midfield, but with support either side.
McTominay and Pogba would sit in front of Fred – but Solskjaer’s side could struggle with a lack of width.
Anthony Martial would be up top after scoring 16 goals and making five assists for the Red Devils this season.
If Solskjaer wanted to take a more defensive approach, he could use Brandon Williams and Wan-Bissaka as part of a back-five.
This would give Pogba, Fernandes and McTominay the chance to form a midfield trio while also being covered out wide.
Marcus Rashford could start up top alongside Martial.
There is beauty in simplicity – which is why Solskjaer could opt to stick Pogba alongside Fernandes in a 4-3-3 formation.
This could offer the club the best of both worlds from the 27-year-old as he can attack and defend.
Pogba would no doubt be on the left, with Fred in the middle and Fernandes to the right, leaving Rashford, James and Martial up top.
By: Joe Miles
Title: Five positions Paul Pogba could fit into Man Utd starting XI on season return to help complement Bruno Fernandes
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11709095/paul-pogba-man-utd-starting-fernandes/
Published Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:22:08 +0000