Paul Pogba was unable to make an impact as Brighton dominated Man Utd at the Amex Stadium. The Red Devils emerged with a 3-2 win courtesy of late drama as Bruno Fernandes converted a last-gasp penalty after a VAR review. Solskjaer however admitted his side had “got away with one” at the Amex Stadium but insisted they will improve.
“He missed a lot of pre-season because of his illness. He’s not had internationals or the friendly against Villa. The two 65 minutes he’s had will help him along and he’ll just get better and better.” – Solskjaer on Pogba’s poor performance against Brighton. The Red Devils manager believes Paul Pogba is paying the price for having no pre-season.
Will Van De Beek swap with Pogba?
Manchester United will visit the Amex Stadium again to play in the Carabao Cup 4th Round on Wednesday. The Red Devils will be looking to put out a better performance against the The Seagulls. There will be changes in the cup match, but it is unknown if new signing, Donny Van De Beek, will take Paul Pogba’s position. Van De Beek’s versatility and ability to find space inside the opposition box improves United’s options. Coupled with his vision and ability to covert swiftly, he will offer Manchester United a lot of quality. His goal scoring record and his pattern of play proves so.
Will Ole use this to help Pogba recover?
After the disappointing display against Brighton, it’s approaching decision time for Ole, who isn’t short of options in central midfield. It’s the one area of the pitch where the Red Devils do have strength in depth. This means poor runs of form don’t have to be covered. Dropping Pogba might be drastic decision to fix his his poor run of form, but his performances haven’t been good enough so far. Forcing Ole to make a big decision about Paul Pogba. Whatever the reason, right now his performances haven’t been of high enough standard.