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Premier League: Paul Pogba attacks Man Utd’s playing style

French midfielder says United must be more offensive at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba wants to see Manchester United enforce a more attacking style when playing home matches at Old Trafford.

On Saturday the Red Devils were held 1-1 by newly-promoted Wolves. This season they have “lacked a clinical edge” at home, says Sky Sports.

Speaking after the draw with Wolves, French World Cup winner Pogba said it was a mistake not to be more attacking.

Quoted by The Daily Telegraph, the 25-year-old said: “We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford. We are here to attack.

“I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.”

Pogba and United boss Jose Mourinho have had a frosty relationship of late and Pogba’s latest comments may cause more friction between the pair. “I’m not the manager, I cannot say but obviously we should show more option of playing but I cannot say because I’m a player,” said the French midfielder. “That’s my way of thinking – we should move better, we should move more, yeah.”

Mourinho criticised his side for not showing enough hunger against a Wolves team that came to Old Trafford to “play the game of their lives”.

Pogba, whose mistake led to the Wolves goal, said: “Yeah, it’s true that maybe we should have showed more hunger in some parts. Maybe he [Mourinho] is right, I don’t know.”

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