Man United summer signing has been missing Paul Pogba, claims pundit

Jermaine Jenas talks up the importance of Paul Pogba to the Manchester United team

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Nemanja Matic has been missing Paul Pogba on the pitch for Manchester United during the midfielder’s injury lay-off.

The French midfielder has been out of action for two months with a hamstring problem but made his return to the first team for the Red Devils in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Pogba announced his return to the first team on Saturday with an impressive performance as he notched up a goal and an assist for the Red Devils.

Matic, meanwhile, has been getting used to life at Old Trafford since signing for the Red Devils from Premier League rivals Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

And former Newcastle and Spurs midfielder Jenas believes that Matic will benefit hugely from playing alongside Pogba again in the Red Devils team.

Speaking to BT Sport on Saturday, Jenas said: “Pogba can command the centre of midfield.

“He can get on the ball and make things happen. In the early stages of this season he brought creativity too.

“They missed him massively. Nemanja Matic has missed him.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their Champions League clash against Basel on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils need one more point to book their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League last season but won the Europa League and League Cup in Jose Mourinho’s first campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

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