“PSG man-marked him, other teams will. If Liverpool do, he will have experienced that. PSG stopped Paul and created space for others.
“There are different types of midfielders but in his mould there’s no-one near with his physical presence, his great close technique — his diving header against Chelsea, he did the same against Bournemouth when he ran from the halfway line.
“He can also spray passes when he is sitting in midfield, though I don’t think that’s his best position. But he can do that as well.”
United’s plans for the Liverpool game have been helped with the news that Pogba’s compatriot Anthony Martial and England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard are making good recoveries from minor injuries — groin and hamstring, respectively.