French midfielder Paul Pogba wants a more advanced role at Manchester United next season.
Pogba whose future at Old Trafford has continued to be a subject of speculation ahs been used in different roles by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but according to the player in an interview relayed by Sport Witness, he's played a different role from that he played at Juventus.
“It’s true that at Juve it was different from Manchester United. We were already playing with three midfielders [at Juve], in 5-3-2. I had the freedom, I had to be in the box, to attack. It was an obligation. In Manchester, I have the freedom to go into the box, but the priority is to play and defend.
“We [France] play in 4-2-3-1, also a diamond. I am a little more in the transmission, in the construction. But I have more freedom than in Manchester to enter the box, to make runs forwards. At the same time, when you have Griezmann, Kylian, you don’t want to enter their spaces, you don’t need to.
“But Patrick [Vieira] said it, we must put ourselves at the service of the collective. In Manchester, as in blue, the collective will always come before the player,” the player said.
Pogba will hope that he can be influential when they begin their Euro 202 journey with a tie against Germany on Tuesday night.