Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are on a superb run of form in the Premier League and now Man Utd face Liverpool at Anfield.

Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are on a superb run of form in the Premier League and now Man Utd face Liverpool at Anfield.

Manchester news  Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news
14 January 2021 - 07:15

Breaking News ! The camera at Turf Moor panned to Donny van de Beek as soon as it had the chance. There he was, the place you might expect a substitute to be sitting, on the bench looking rather cold in the freezing East Lancashire air. Manchester United were locked at 0-0 in the second half of a tetchy Tuesday night slugfest at Burnley and the Sky Sports directors decided it was time for Donny. It was rather apt that another player who continually attracts debate and criticism at United, Paul Pogba, then took action to make the Van de Beek debate irrelevant. His volley, which took a significant deflection past Clarets' keeper Nick Pope, was enough for a hard-fought 1-0 United victory. And in that one strike of the ball from the Frenchman's mercurial right foot, two thorny United issues were put on the back burner once more. In an alternative universe, the media coverage of United may be very different right now. If they had not fought back away at Southampton, West Ham and Sheffield United, you can have no doubt the media would be talking about Van de Beek and Pogba much more fiercely. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now You only have to read the worried verdicts of Dutch legends like Louis van Gaal and Ronald de Boer — already suggesting Van de Beek has made a mistake moving to United — to see the other possibility And while pundits closer to Old Trafford have expressed concern about the 23-year-old's role, following his £35million transfer in September, it rather seems a non-issue now. Solskjaer has settled on two first-choice midfield pairings, both of which play behind the integral Bruno Fernandes. Pogba and Nemanja Matic are one such alternative, and it's likely that Fred and Scott McTominay will be the other one fans see at Anfield this Sunday. No place for Van de Beek there, or further upfield where Fernandes simply must play. And maybe if United had been held by Burnley, Solskjaer would have fielded questions about Van de Beek's non-appearance. He remained rooted to the bench and is very unlikely to start at Liverpool. Read More Related Articles United handed three injury doubts for Liverpool FC fixture Read More Related Articles United player ratings vs Burnley But with United now top of the Premier League for the first time since 2013, the question is; frankly, who cares? And who cares that Pogba is still odds-on to leave United in the summer? Solskjaer might have demoted the Frenchman before Christmas, following a new and predictable set of comments from his outspoken agent Mino Raiola. Many felt it was weak management from the Norwegian to keep picking Pogba. But the tension has quickly dissipated thanks to a string of excellent Pogba displays. Pogba is speaking freely to the media at the moment, and playing like a man who is loving his football.

. "I'm always happy when I win, so obviously today we won so I'm very happy," said Pogba. "Happy that we played well and happy that we're at the top." Free Manchester United newsletter Manchester United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League. Paul Pogba scored the decisive goal in a hard-fought contest at Turf Moor, meaning United are now three points clear of Liverpool — who they face this weekend at Anfield. MEN Sport will bring you all the build-up to and reaction from every United match. You can have it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter. Just put your email address in the sign-up box at the top of this article, or simply follow this link. It's free and only takes a few seconds. Cynics will suggest the Pogba issue could affect United in the run-in, but it's difficult to argue with the World Cup winner. He looks happy enough and Solskjaer has done a superb job of quashing an otherwise problematic issue. He's simply put the issue to one side, for the good of the team. The Norwegian's handling of the Van de Beek dilemma is rather more easy to criticise. Perhaps the Dutch contingent are right in believing the ex-Ajax star should have featured more often; he certainly possesses the ability to offer more help to United's title bid. But that will hardly matter over the next few days as United prepare for a colossal tussle at Anfield. It seems certain that Pogba will start against Liverpool and that Van de Beek will not. Rightly or wrongly, Solskjaer has negotiated United into a position where neither of those two calls are questionable right now. He, along with United's stunning form, has turned two possible negatives into an overwhelming positive.

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Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news


Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news


Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news


Manchester news Two Manchester United problems have vanished because of Paul Pogba Manchester united news

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