Pogba advises Mourinho to play him in attacking midfield

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Paul Pogba has admitted that the deeper role he is playing for Manchester United is “costing” him and wants coach Jose Mourinho, to play him further forward.

Pogba returned to Old Trafford this summer for a world-record fee, but has only shown glimpses of his ability so far.

Mourinho has played the Frenchman in a number of positions, but Pogba is hoping to get a chance to attack more, having impressed for his country in that position during the international break.

“I try to adapt,” he was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

“I am a player who would rather go forward.

“The coach gave me instructions, I try to follow them. I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts.

“It cost me a bit to play differently, much like [Andrea] Pirlo. I have to play, be there to recover and play more for the team.”

Pogba has scored one goal in six Premier League appearances for United.

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