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Top registas Manchester United should target to get the best out of Paul Pogba

Omene Osuya
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6.98K   //    20 Feb 2018, 17:41 IST

Manchester United v Derby County - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

The Old Trafford faithful are yet to see the best of Pogba on a consistent basis

Solving the riddle of how to fit Paul Pogba into the United team and get him to deliver his best performances is one that has been dividing opinion among fans and pundits alike.

While he may have gotten his dream move back to Old Trafford, it has not been smooth sailing for the gifted Frenchman since he returned to the Premier League.

The issue over how best to deploy him and get the best out of him has been a recurring issue for two seasons now as Jose Mourinho continues to struggle with coming up with a system that keeps the defensive strength he craves while allowing the Frenchman express himself.

Also Read: Manchester United need a world class regista

Pogba’s best moments in football came at Juventus where he had a certain maestro: Andrea Pirlo dictating play alongside him. Pirlo’s playmaking abilities allowed Pogba the freedom to play his box-to-box footballing style to the best of his abilities.

Here is a list of 5 top registas that can help the team & get Pogba firing again:


#5 Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford - Sky Bet Championship

Neves would be a brilliant long-term addition to United's midfield

An exceptional young deep-lying playmaker that already has knowledge of the English game would make a great signing to address Manchester United’s regista needs; enter Wolves’ impressive Portuguese superstar.

The 20-year-old made history in 2015 by becoming the youngest player to captain a team in a UEFA Champions League match (at age 18 years and 221 days).

He has been described as been more mature than players of his age are usually and this is seen in his style of play.

A midfielder who defends like a matured centre-back would: with intelligence and an excellent reading of the game; he possesses a bouquet of skills similar to that of the best players in his position.

He has excellent long-range passing and the vision to by-pass opposition midfield with balls over the top. In the Wolves’ side, he is tasked with dictating the pace of play and plays the role to perfection as he gets the ball out of his feet and passes quickly.

This defensive nous coupled with his brilliant passing and ability to dictate the tempo of a game means he would be perfect to fill the missing regista role at Old Trafford and help Pogba play his best football.

He has been the standout player in the Championship this season and given that he just joined for £15.8m, he could command a pretty high transfer fee.

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Omene Osuya
ANALYST
Well, I love football (a look at my body of work tells a better story). However, I also love other sports and from time to time, pen articles concerning basketball, tennis, boxing, and e-sports. I follow these sports as much as I can, this explains why I write on a lot of different topics ranging from analysis and tactics to transfers and a whole lot more (reviews, previews and everything in between). Real Madrid is the team closest to my heart (same goes for Rafa Nadal, Raul Gonzalez, Mike Tyson, Mortal Kombat and the San Antonio Spurs).
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