Jamie Carragher: What Paul Pogba will add to Man United team
The Liverpool legend believes Paul Pogba will add an extra dimension to the Manchester United team
Jamie Carragher believes Paul Pogba will add a number of missing components to the Manchester United upon his return from injury.
The Red Devils signed France international Pogba in a club-record £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Pogba struggled throughout the 2016-17 season as the versatile midfielder made a solid start to the campaign but failed to produced his world-class Juventus performances.
The 25-year-old looked an even better player at the start of the current campaign after Pogba scored two goals and made two assists in their opening five Premier League games.
The French starlet suffered an injury setback in a 3-0 win against Basel in the Champions League in September to keep the former world-record signing sidelined for two months.
Manchester United have struggled without Pogba in the team and summer signing Romelu Lukaku’s goals have dried up in the absence of his pal and team-mate.
While Carragher believes Pogba will help Manchester United to rediscover their groove, the Liverpool legend warned the number eight needs to start producing top performances against the league’s best sides.
“He will add a lot more to that midfield,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “He will add everything: pace, strength and power. He will add more goals.
“Yes he had a good start to the season but those were the kind of games you’d expect Man United to beat.
“You’d expect one of the most expensive players in the world to dominate those games. Yet to really see it in the big games. We never saw that last season.”
Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season.
The Red Devils signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.