World News – GB – Why Paul Pogba started on the bench during Man United vs PSG

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Man United kicked off their Champions League campaign with a win over Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that his introduction as a substitute against Paris Saint-Germain in the second half is preplanned

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted to come back to three fullbacks against the Ligue 1 champions with Luke Shaw playing as a center-back who gave Alex Telles his Manchester United debut at left-back

Pogba started as a substitute in Saturday’s win over Newcastle but did not return to the starting XI against Thomas Tuchel’s men as Solskjaer opted for a pivot in midfield from Scott McTominay and Fred

The Frenchman replaced Telles in the 67th minute with the scoring level following Anthony Martial’s goal and helped tip the game in United’s favor

Pogba provided help to winner Marcus Rashford and revealed after the win that his introduction was planned by Solskjaer ahead of the game

« He [his replacement against PSG] was prepared, » he told RMC Sport. « We had prepared well for the match

« We know they’re very strong offensively, and we had to block that. Then we started off particularly well and we had chances [We] managed to score

« We knew what to expect [in Paris] All the players were ready for this game – the result came as it should have happened They had chances, we had some too and we materialized The result is positive « 

He said: « We played well today, we showed confidence As you said, at 1-1 in the middle of the second half, we started to gain confidence, to play , Paul Pogba came in and did very well for us and we created opportunities

« I thought we had created opportunities Of course we lost Eric, we lost Harry, Mason [Greenwood] is not ready yet We made a small change We have players who can play forwards separated and we thought they might do some damage « 

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/world-news-gb-why-paul-pogba-started-on-the-bench-during-man-united-vs-psg/?remotepost=447861

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