Manchester United’s Paul Pogba Wants More Attacking Football

Associated Press

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is calling for more attacking football at Old Trafford, questioning why the club hasn’t taken that approach to this point after a 1-1 draw to Wolves on Saturday.

“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves,” Pogba said (h/t ESPN FC). “When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford. We are here to attack.

“I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.”

When asked what is stopping an attacking approach, “I can’t tell you because I’m a player. It’s not me.”

“I’m not the manager, I cannot say but obviously we should show more option of playing but I cannot say because I’m a player,” he said.

“That’s my way of thinking — we should move better, we should move more, yeah.”

Pogba also defended the heavily criticized Alexis Sanchez, who has been under fire for his performance against Wolves.

“What you have to know about Alexis is he is a hard worker,” Pogba said. “He trains very well, he always tries to help the team, talks with the team and everything. He will get used to it.

“When you play a long time with another team and you play different football in that other team you have some kind of adaptation that you have to have.

“It’s not that he is playing bad. We know that Alexis Sanchez can bring a lot and I’m sure he will.

“I’m sure he will. But he’s not playing bad and he keeps being positive, you know, so that’s the good thing we have to think about.”