Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid
- Sep 10, 2010
Fred is a better defensive player than Pogba, but his attacking contibution is nowhere near as good.Not really if the players are more mobile and better defensively. Fred and Mctominay were literally our midfield two for a large part of the season and they did admirably. Either of them have some qualities over Pogba, such as better mobility and ability to mark opposition players, intercepting, and tackling. And they are able to keep things simple unlike Pogba who sometimes is too slow in these situations. What we gain is better midfield control and stability but what we lose is a bit more creative threat. But a front 4 consisting of Bruno and others should be good enough to score goals.
Mctominay statistically is not much better than Pogba at defending and is clearly not the same on the ball at all. I really do think you're reaching here to try and talk down Pogba's ability.
Pogba is more than capable of playing "safe" but why would we ask him to do that? Defensively we are fine, we need to score more goals.