Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the duo of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay for their performances in the 2-1 win against Spurs.
Manchester United have had a brilliant pre-season campaign where they have managed to win all of their games with some strong performances to back it up.
While, Paul Pogba caused a stir before the start of the preseason by claiming that he’s looking for a transfer elsewhere, the Frenchman has delivered some consistent performances on the pitch.
Alongside McTominay, the 26-year-old started in the midfield two against Spurs yesterday, which was a slightly different role to what he played for the much of the last season.
After the game, Ole Gunar Solskjaer hinted that he’s looking to play Pogba and McTominay in a midfield two instead of a three man central midfield:
‘I thought they [Pogba and McTominay] played really well in the first-half,’ said Solskjaer after beating Spurs. ‘They haven’t done that before [the tour] as a two and today I thought they really looked like a good pair.
‘Of course we’ve got Fred and Nemanja [Matic] second-half, we have Andreas [Pereira], so it’s something we have to look at.
‘But we controlled the game better. Second-half we didn’t keep the ball well enough, so disappointed with the second-half, how we finished, really. But it’s been a great tour. And those two played well.
‘He [Pogba] can play in a two like he does for France but he has also got the freedom of picking his moments, when to go forward.
‘Same with Scott, maybe his best position is like a number eight running forward. But I thought the two played very disciplined tonight.’