Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discusses best role for Paul Pogba ahead of Arsenal clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discusses best role for Paul Pogba ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Paul Pogba would be allowed to drive forward as he has the quality to make an impact in games.

Man United will look to extend their four-match unbeaten run when they host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League.

Pogba has started on the bench three times in a row and his fine performances off the bench earned him a starting role against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night in the Champions League. The France star, who was allowed to approach forward, would provide an assist in the first half and impressed before leaving the pitch.

The World Cup winner is hailed on countless occasions as a player who can play any poisition in the midfield and even Jose Mourinho famously claimed the 27-year-old could play as a centre-back.

Paul Pogba has started on the bench three times in a row
Paul Pogba has started on the bench three times in a row

Previously Paul Pogba has been used in different roles under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, including as the deep-lying midfield player, but his manager insists he is best when contributing in the final third.

“Paul can do everything on a football pitch, more or less,” Solskjaer said. “He can play long passes, get in the box, play combinations outside the box.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Paul Pogba in an attacking role
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Paul Pogba in an attacking role

“But he played really well, he did impact the game. We love to see him driving forward and affecting the game.

“What has been the case after being injured and ill for so long is getting back and the fitter he is the more he can do.”

Paul Pogba is getting back to full fitness but it unclear if the France midfielder would start against Arsenal.