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Finally, Manchester United finally came to Paul Polga's best position after all this time? As the World Cup winner of France arrived from Juventus in 2016, the 26-year-old had to endure countless questions from everyone about where he is.
Was it on the left side of the three midfielder how did he thrive in his time in Italian football? Was it the tenth place where he could simply express his creativity and not worry about the defense work? Well, the work of Ole Gunnar Solskayer in the impeccable pre-season tour of Australia and Asia in the United States has certainly raised the obvious opportunity that the Red Devils have just found the answer to all their problems.
Joining together Scott McTominey in the middle of the pitch of 2: 2-1, Pogba surpasses quite impressively, and above all, there is no doubt that the speculation surrounding his future can be seen. The Frenchman returned to his best, showing his balance and technique in tight spaces, and those trademarks of Patrick Vieira, which erupted from the middle of the field.
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Some of these credits should be referred to the Mactominee and Solskayer itself. The ex-champion's endurance and the ever-increasing range of passes complements the more natural offensive of Pogba and brings United a dominant sense of the battle in the middle of the park.
In fact, after winning 2-1 over Tottenham on Thursday, Solskayer admitted: "I thought they played very well in the first half. They did not do it before (tour) like two and today I thought they really looked like a good pair.
"He can play in two for France, but he also has the freedom to choose when to go ahead. Just like Scott, maybe his best position is like number eight, going forward. But I thought they played very disciplined tonight.
As always, discipline will be the key to how this promising couple works in the future and certainly the level of performance they have produced so far can be repeated when the Premier League campaign begins. One thing is for sure, but when United opens the season against Chelsea, it should be possible to illuminate the axis of the midfielder of Pugba and McTomini.
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