Matic backs Lukaku for prolific season at Man Utd after debut goal

Gladys Abbott
August 12, 2017

I think he's a top player.

So, the former United boss believes Pogba is a top player and a solid addition to the squad but that when push comes to shove, he is not convinced he has the ability in him to make the difference when it matters.

"We [Lukaku and Pogba] talked about it last season, wondering if one day we would play together and it's happened this season so I'm very happy".

"I expect Pogba will improve a lot this season".

"He managed nine a year ago and hit the crossbar and post plenty of times as well, so he can bring the goals that might turn draws into wins and have a real effect on the team".

"If you go back through history, Manchester United played with wingers, always had wide players, always crossed the ball in the box, and to be fair I think if Lukaku gets enough service I think he'll score enough goals".

As United manager, David Moyes brought in Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini with him from Everton.

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United fans have had to hope in the past that foreign imports, even players of Angel Di Maria's calibre, can adjust to the vicissitudes to life in the Premier League. He was someone that was there, his size is a problem to the opposition, it's also something which helps you, Manchester United you've seen many times now have used him a more advanced role.

Paul Pogba has expressed his delight with having Romelu Lukaku as a teammate at Manchester United.

The fiery Scot does not think Pogba is in the same league as Old Trafford legends Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs.

However, the 24-year-old struggled to adapt to the Premier League and Pogba was criticised for failing to be a match-winner in Mourinho's Manchester United team. I'm not sure about that.

The Frenchman made a name for himself in Italy though before sealing his mega-money return to Old Trafford. "And I do think he's a good player, but I'm not quite sure if he'll make the difference in key games".

Michael Carrick has heaped praise on the signing of Nemanja Matic at Manchester United, insisting that the two-time Premier League victor knows what it takes to win at the highest level.

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