Gary Neville heaped praise on Paul Pogba following his match-winning performance and goal for Manchester United against Burnley.
A second-half strike from the World Cup winner was enough to send United three points clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of Sunday’s huge clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
In a hard-fought game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Turf Moor, it was Pogba who shone the brightest to extend United’s fine record on the road this season.
“I really think Pogba’s far better when he plays off that left-hand side forward position because it frees him up,” N eville said.
“It makes him more like a maverick, he can go and do his little one-on-ones, his little tricks. I think when he plays deeper, he sometimes stands still and plays and tries to look for the killer pass too early. Sometimes it comes off, but sometimes he gets too deep.
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“I’ve been critical of Paul Pogba at times in the last few years because I felt like he’s nowhere near his standard, but he’s been the best player on the pitch in this second-half for United.
“Quite often, Bruno Fernandes gets the plaudits, but his aerial play has been fantastic for Manchester United in these last few weeks, winning headers in the centre of midfield and he gets forward after it.
“It’s such a true strike – he gets a little bit of help with the deflection – but take nothing away from him. His influence in the second-half has been big.”