English Premiership

Pogba hails Matic's United impact

2017-08-24 11:29
Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United star Paul Pogba says the addition of Nemanja Matic to the team has enabled him to get forward more and play his natural game.

Manager Jose Mourinho signed Matic from Premier League champions Chelsea and the Serbia international has started both top-flight games alongside Pogba.

United beat West Ham and Swansea City 4-0, with Pogba scoring in both wins, while Matic gave the midfield more solidity in defence.

"I am mostly an offensive player and I think more about attacking," Pogba told ESPN. "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."

United next welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday in an English Premiership clash with Mourinho's men aiming to make it three wins on the bounce.

Kick off is at 18:30.

 

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