May 11, 2021

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‘I’d bench myself!’ – Pogba jokingly gives Solskjaer advice after seeing Man Utd stat

The World Cup winner joked that maybe he should be a substitute for the Old Trafford squad

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba joked that he should be benched in the future after seeing a statistic on the club’s performance.

When United have Pogba in their starting XI they only gain 1.9 points per game, while when on the bench they take 2.2 points per game on average.

He joked that he should be seen as a Red Devils replacement in this case, although he says it’s a challenge for him as well.

What was said?

When this statistic was presented to him by Canal +, he joked: “So you have to put me on the bench then!” I had not seen this statistic. If the team is doing better without me, I would totally understand that the coach would put me on the bench.

“It’s a good challenge for me anyway. Hope it turns on the other side. I hope people will earn more with me than without me.

Pogba on his new role

Pogba is invited to play a deeper role this season due to Bruno Fernandes’ influence in the starting XI, and he says he’s not as concerned with providing winning contributions like goals and assists .

“I try to be as decisive as possible, even if I am further from the goal,” he said. “I have other qualities than being a match winner. I’m deeper on the pitch and more defensive. It’s a role of N’Golo Kante, let’s say.

“I feel good. Physically, I feel better.

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