Former Manchester United defender Rio
Ferdinand reckons Jose Mourinho has finally
found the position that best suits star
midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba, a United youth product, moved back
to Old Trafford for a world record fee this
summer, but had struggled for form early as
the Portuguese manager assessed how to get
the most of the former Juventus man.
However, United have gone unbeaten over
their past 10 matches — with Pogba
beginning to deliver on his prodigious price
tag — and Ferdinand feels Mourinho’s
decision to field the Frenchman ahead of
holding midfielders Michael Carrick and
Ander Herrera has helped turn United ‘s
“I do not think Jose knew his best team for a
while but in the last few games you have
seen him consistently starting the three
midfielders of Herrera, Carrick and Pogba,”
Ferdinand told United’s website on Thursday.
“I think you have seen a better balance in the
midfield, so hopefully we can start motoring
“That has been a problem in the past in
terms of working out where the balance is
and who the best partnerships and
combinations are, and I think he may have
found that in those three.
“It frees up Paul, who is a bit more of a
maverick, and means he can roam a bit
United’s recent surge has seen Mourinho’s
side rise to sixth in the table, four points
behind Arsenal, who occupy the fourth
Champions League place.
They will resume their climb on Boxing Day,
against Sunderland, at Old Trafford.
SPORTS: Jose Mourinho has solved his Paul Pogba problem – Rio Ferdinand
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