Darren Fletcher speaks about where Paul Pogba played for Man United reserves 1 year ago

Darren Fletcher speaks about where Paul Pogba played for Man United reserves

"At that time, we didn't feel he was disciplined enough for the reserve team to be playing in there."

Darren Fletcher has been speaking about his time working with Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

Pogba came through the youth-team at Old Trafford before leaving on a free transfer for Juventus in 2012 after failing to make an impact in the first-team. He returned as the world's most expensive footballer in 2016.

According to Fletcher, his former teammate, the French midfielder was a fantastic talent but lacked the discipline needed to play in central midfield. The Scot said that even for the United reserves, Pogba would play ahead of the midfield.

"The first time I spent out with my illness I did a spell coaching the reserve team when it included Pogba, Lingard, Morrison," Fletcher said on Monday Night Football.

"And we played him higher up the pitch in attacking areas. We felt like he was the one who would win us game, coupled with the fact he has ill-disciplined in the middle of the park."

Fletcher, who played for United between 2003 and 2015, also mentioned about the game that led to Pogba leaving United the first-time.

"It goes back to a famous game when we felt like he left off the back against Blackburn. Paul was on the bench and the boss picked Park Ji-Sung and Phil Jones in midfield. At that time, we didn't feel he was disciplined enough for the reserve team to be playing in there."

And the Stoke City midfielder spoke about what he feels would be Pogba's ideal position in the current United team.

"I like to see him in the final third and creating things," Fletcher said.

'He played for Juventus (on the left) and I spoke before about his connection with (Anthony) Martial. Pogba can easily drift out wide. He can also get in the box, he's a big lad. I'd love to see him with a bit more freedom to express himself."

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