Paul Pogba sends message to Man United fans about Nemanja Matic

Paul Pogba hails the signing of Nemanja Matic and says the Serb will help him find his best form at Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Pogba has hailed the signing of Nemanja Matic this summer and he thinks that the Serbian will help him find his best form at Manchester United.

The Red Devils completed a big-money deal to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford from Chelsea earlier this month as the Premier League champions made the surprising decision to sell him to a direct rival.

Matic has slotted straight into the starting line-up at Old Trafford in a holding midfield role and has helped the Red Devils notch up back to back 4-0 victories over both West Ham United and Swansea City.

The 29-year-old Matic knows Jose Mourinho well, after having helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title under the Portuguese coach back in the 2014-15 season.

And Pogba believes that Matic’s arrival in the Manchester United team will free him up to play more of an attacking role this season.

Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Pogba said: “I am mostly an offensive player and I think more about attacking. But he [Matic] will be more defending.

“We can switch, but we match a lot and in those two games, I have been more forward and he has stayed back.

“That helps me more be myself. I still do the defensive part, but now I can go forward more and help the strikers. I like to be in front of the goals too.

“He helps me and I enjoy it, yes.”

Both Matic and Pogba will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action on Saturday evening with a home clash against Leicester City.

The Red Devils are currently top of the table on goal difference following their blistering start to the new season.

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