Fer­di­nand says Pogba can make big dif­fer­ence for United

Manchester Evening News - - UNITED - By JOSH CHALLIES [email protected] @MENS­ports

RIO Fer­di­nand has ex­plained why United need Paul Pogba, fol­low­ing the goal­less draw in the third round of the FA Cup against Wolves.

With noth­ing to sep­a­rate the two sides, Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer sees an­other fix­ture at Old Traf­ford added to a packed fix­ture sched­ule.

United fin­ished the game with­out a sin­gle shot on tar­get and that was a con­cern that Fer­di­nand high­lighted af­ter the match, with Sol­sk­jaer’s side suf­fer­ing sim­i­lar cre­ative is­sues in their re­cent de­feat to Ar­se­nal.

“They need a player who is go­ing to come in and un­lock things when it’s tight like this, when teams are putting in a good sys­tem in front of them with two blocks there to be bro­ken down,” he told BT Sport.

“That’s when you need the qual­ity, that’s when you need some­one in the mid­dle of the park who can put a ball over a full-back’s head from 40 yards and get a winger in one vs one, or get them in on goal from that area.

“At the mo­ment in that team, I don’t see some­one who is ca­pa­ble or will­ing to do that and that’s why the Paul Pogba sit­u­a­tion is so frus­trat­ing for me as a Manch­ester United fan.

“You want your best play­ers out there. Paul Pogba, on form and on song, is that type of player to make the dif­fer­ence.”

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