Scott McTominay and Fred have been great for Manchester United in the last couple of games, however, there is no denying that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has missed his main midfielder Paul Pogba in the starting lineup.
The world cup winner has been out for most of the season due to the ankle injury which has fuelled massive transfer speculations throughout the media.
Some reports have audaciously gone ahead to the lengths to claim claimed Pogba to be faking his injury and is simply refusing to play to secure his dream move.
These reports are obviously far-fetched though as the academy product had shown a great character during the start of the campaign when he played through the pain barrier which actually ended up aggravating his knock and kept him out for longer.
Man United don’t want to rush their superstar back to fitness fearing repercussions and thus are taking their time with him.
Line-Breaking Passes per 90 by Premier League Midfielders (2019-20):
11.64 – Pogba
11.03 – De Bruyne
10.83 – Winks
10.46 – Guendouzi
10.44 – Xhaka
10.44 – Rodri
10.21 – Jorginho
10.20 – Kovačić
10.11 – Norwood
10.04 – Kanté
9.52 – Capoue
9.42 – Henderson
— UtdArena. (@utdarena) 13 December 2019
It’s interesting to see no other Manchester United midfielder is on the list above and so Pogba’s return should see the team playing in a more penetrative manner.
It’s been an accusation levelled at them all season with some even claiming it’s why they’ve struggled against smaller teams who may play with a deeper backline.
With United’s front three in-form, Pogba would be returning at the ideal time and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to play him as an attacking-midfielder to take full advantage of his talents.