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Ryan Giggs has the perfect advice for Jose Mourinho regarding Paul Pogba

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With Manchester City 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League, Jose Mourinho has been left wondering how his Manchester United failed to apply more pressure to their local rivals.

Despite spending £89 million on Paul Pogba in the summer of 2016 and £75 million on Romelu Lukaku the following summer - both more than City's record signing Kevin de Bruyne - the gap seems to have only gotten bigger.

However, United do have their crown jewels and in signing Alexis Sanchez in January, the Red Devils squad looks primed to make progress.

One man the club always seems to be trying to get the best out of is former Juventus man, Pogba.

Mourinho brought him back to the club after Sir Alex Ferguson failed to recognise his talents at the club the first time around and he has shown glimpses of his immense talent.

However, the midfielder has plenty of detractors and exactly how to get the best out of him is often debated by fans.

New Wales manager and United legend Ryan Giggs told Sky Sports that he believes he knows how Mourinho should deploy his star man.

"One of the best games Pogba had was the Everton game [2-0 win on January 1], when he was on the left of Matic - in a similar position to the one he played at Juventus - and Ander Herrera was on the right.

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"I think that position where he's on the left of a midfield three is where he's at his best. He's a brilliant crosser of the ball and I don't think he's as effective when he's having to do more defensive work in central areas.

"I would like to see him in a 4-3-3 with Matic sitting, Herrera to the right and Pogba to the left, with a selection of the front three thriving off more creativity behind them.

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Matic was brought from Chelsea to shoulder the bulk of the defensive responsibilities in the midfield, but when he doesn't play or plays as a flat two with Pogba, the 24-year-old doesn't seem to be the same.

There is no doubt, however, that Pogba has world-class talent and if Mourinho brings out the best of him, he can certainly lead the club to silverware down the line.

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