Manchester United all-time goalscorer Wayne Rooney believes a deeper role will suit Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is convinced Paul Pogba should be playing a deeper role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The France international has not secured a permanent role since he rejoined United from Serie A club Juventus in 2016 as he has often been used in different positions. And, Derby player-manager Rooney thinks the Les Bleus midfielder should follow the steps of former Chelsea ace Frank Lampard, who often arrived late in the box to find the net. "[A] nightmare is the Frank Lampard type, the midfielder who runs past you," Rooney told The Times. "With Frank, when the ball went wide you knew he would be off, sprinting into the box and he was one of those about who Fergie would say: 'This player is not a one-man job - you have to pass them on.'"
He added: "That's why I would love to see Paul Pogba playing deeper and attacking the box the moment the ball went wide. "He would score more goals and with his good feet, his athleticism, he would be an absolute nightmare. "I would use him in that role - it's one where, if he developed in it, he could be incredible."