Man Utd midfield ace Paul Pogba lauds Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood.


Matic is the unsung hero of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United side. [Getty]

The Frenchman revealed the impact Man Utd star Matic has during matches.


France international Paul Pogba, 27, has heaped praise on holding midfielder Nemanja Matic and also revealed the advice he gets from the Serbian during Manchester United matches.


The midfield trio of Pogba, Matic, and Bruno Fernandes helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils secure four victories on the bounce before they were held to a draw by Southampton on Monday night.


Pogba himself has been in fine form since he returned from an ankle injury, but it is clear the Frenchman values the impact Matic is having at Old Trafford.


"Nemanja is the mentor of the team," Pogba told United Review. "He gives us our balance, he pushes me to get forward and he directs me sometimes - he'll say 'go for it', or 'stay there'. He's been great, he's always giving me advice and as a midfielder he has experience and he's won things but he always wants more.


"He trains hard and is always professional and that's what we need in the team, we need someone like that. He trains hard and is always professional and that's what we need in the team. We need someone like that.


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"He's been great at pushing the team to where we are now. It's been unbelievable, it's been great to have him as a teammate."

Pogba also lauded United teenage sensation Mason Greenwood, who has registered 15 goals in all competitions this season, adding that there's a lot more to come from the 18-year-old.


"Everybody knows about his talent but we've seen talented players here doing great at the start and then end up at other teams," Pogba said.


"We don't want that. We want to protect him and how to protect him is, for me, just to say that he didn't do anything yet.


"He knows it - I like to speak with him. I want to see him, with his quality and his talent, score above 15 goals a season and with the time we have left [this season], easy. He knows he has to work hard and that he's not there yet."


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