Paul Scholes says Paul Pogba should play on the left wing for Man Utd for the rest of season after AC Milan heroics

PAUL POGBA should be deployed on the left for Manchester United for the rest of the season, according to legend Paul Scholes.

The Frenchman returned from injury to score the winner just three minutes after coming on at half time to fire the Red Devils to Europa League victory at AC Milan last night.

Midfielder Pogba, 28, replaced the injured Marcus Rashford and produced an excellent cameo off the bench down the left.

And after watching his huge impact at the San Siro, Scholes believes the 2018 World Cup winner could thrive in the role where his defensive responsibilities are reduced. 

Scholes told BT Sport: “In that left hand side position tonight, he came in and did brilliant.

“Maybe that position takes a little bit of defensive responsibility off him.”

Fellow ex-United star and pundit Owen Hargreaves then asked whether he would continue playing him there.

And that led Scholes to say: “It depends who is fit and I do like [Anthony] Marital or [Marcus] Rashford on that left hand side I must admit.

“But he has got every bit of quality, probably more quality, than them.

“He obviously hasn’t got the pace but I think with the two holding midfield players it gives him that licence to be that bit freer in that position.”


Scholes added: “There is no doubt the quality he has as long as he is not thinking about having to defend because he does get caught out a little bit in that position.

“I think it could be a position for him.

“When he played for Juventus that was his best position, either on the left or the right of a three. And we all know about the football he produced in that team.”

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