Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes clashed with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best defensive midfielder matchup.
although none McTominay or Fred made too many mistakes, their continued involvement with the team has drawn waves of criticism.
Solskjaer has been urged by many to move Paul Pogba Now that Marcus Rashford is on the verge of a return to action, the England star has flown in to retake the left midfield bed where Pogba has been operating.
But Sky Sports expert Carragher explained why Pogba might not be the best candidate for a central role. He believes the United boss tends to make the most of McTominay and Fred’s traits.
Carragher told overlap : “Manchester United need a midfielder, maybe two midfielders.
“But the reason he always comes back to them is [McTominay and Fred] because whenever he’s away from them, in the games I watch, when Pogba is there or Van de Beek plays, Man United are absolutely everywhere.
“The European performance against Villareal… It was incredible to watch. McTominay was alone in the midfield.”
On how United performed when Pogba played in midfield, Carragher continued: “I watched Pogba for France at Euro in the summer and he was one of the Players of the Tournament playing midfield.
“Just two weeks ago when I watched him play in midfield for Manchester United, he’s so poor and he’s affecting the team so badly.
“When I watch Man United he’s never in midfield. He’s everywhere but where he should be. I don’t see that for France.”
schools He urged Pogba to join forces with McTominay in the engine room.
“The problem is you talk about too many players, Ole doesn’t know. None of us do. [the best partnership]”Scholes confessed.
“I would put McTominay next to Pogba because I think he’s a better option for now.”
While the former United midfielder would like Pogba to be moved to the middle of the field and commissioned with McTominay, the 46-year-old believes his former club has yet to see Pogba in his best form.
Scholes added: “You know, I think it’s just a matter of hope. Because you’ve seen him playing for France and playing for Juventus, you keep hoping, but you look at four or five years and you’re like, ‘Did it ever happen?'”