If Man United can finalize a £25 million trade for Pogba, it may be a blessing in disguise for Solskjaer.
Real Madrid has rekindled their interest in Paul Pogba, according to reports.
Manchester United may have one of the most opulent squads in the world, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is built like a hotel in California. Solskjaer isn’t the first manager to use the 4-2-3-1 system to jam all of his top players into a single starting lineup.
Jose Mourinho spent his second tenure at Chelsea, as well as Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, in 4-2-3-1 hell.
Gareth Southgate might be the latest visitor, with his 4-3-3 formation impressing offensively but struggling defensively against Hungary.
It’s such a nice environment once a manager and their players have checked in to the lineup. At the very least, it’s on paper.
Unfortunately, the stack of messed up documents Solskjaer has amassed while attempting to force his way into the starting lineup is now higher than Old Trafford itself.
Since joining Manchester United for a then-British record £89 million in 2016, Paul Pogba has undoubtedly been in his greatest form.
In the absence of Marcus Rashford, Solskjaer has shifted him to the left side of the front four. Rashford has been magnificent at times, but United has allegedly lacked the passion, pace, and bite that he brings.
Pogba is a natural deep-lying central midfielder, but he has yet to start against a team in the top half of the table this season, except from a 20-minute cameo against Everton.
Solskjaer would not use Pogba as a No.10 because he would take Bruno Fernandes’ spot, and the Portuguese striker is one of Solskjaer’s untouchables, with the Portuguese striker leading United’s goalscoring charts.
Unfortunately, Pogba has found himself in the ultimate catch-22 situation: he is too excellent to remain on the bench, but he will be deployed in a position that neither he nor Solskjaer is completely comfortable with.
And if United can replace Pogba’s potential free move with another prospective free transfer in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, Solskjaer’s dreams may come true.
According to the Telegraph, Solskjaer told his squad in July that he wanted to play a more adventurous 4-3-3 system, but he hasn’t been allowed to do so this season. Kessie’s has everything a box-to-box midfielder might want.
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