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‘Pogba’s best position right now is on the bench’- Leboeuf

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According to Frank Leboeuf, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “doesn’t know what to do with” the struggling Manchester United star.

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Pogba was handed his first Premier League start since a 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham on October 4 when Arsenal arrived at Old Trafford on Sunday.

 

The Frenchman produced a solid display upon his return to Solskjaer’s line-up in a 5-0 win over RB Leipzig

in the Champions League last week and was once again deployed on the left of a midfield diamond against the Gunners.

 

The 27-year-old ended up having an evening to forget as United suffered their third home defeat of the season,

as he conceded the penalty which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted to earn the visitors a 1-0 win.

 

Pogba was also guilty of squandering possession on several occasions over the course of the 90 minutes,

and ultimately had very little influence on proceedings in the final third of the pitch.

 

“I don’t know if there is an explanation [for United’s form],”

the former France and Chelsea defender Leboeuf told ESPN. 

“It was a random win against Leipzig and a lucky one.

“What we have seen in the Premier League is not good enough from Manchester United.

The level drops dramatically.

 

“It was very strange to see that diamond midfield because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted Pogba in the middle of the park

where he is clearly a problem because he changed him in the second half, putting him on the left-wing almost.

 

“He doesn’t know what to do with Pogba.

Solskjaer has to rethink his position, maybe the best position for Pogba right now is the bench.”

 

Solskjaer’s men will be traveling to Turkey to face Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League three days before that clash,

where they will be aiming to make it three wins out of three in Group H.

 

Goal

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