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Worried Manchester United players hold inquest into Paul Pogba midfield problems

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Worried Man Utd players hold inquest into Paul Pogba midfield problems
Some members of the squad are trying to correct the issues themselves (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United’s players have held internal discussions about the midfield problems currently being caused by star man Paul Pogba, according to reports.

The Red Devils have been underwhelming in 2018, losing their last two away games against Tottenham and Newcastle, with Pogba singled out for his below-par performances.

And now the Manchester Evening News claims that some players are so concerned by the current issues they have held an inquest into what has gone wrong and how they can fix it.

Worried Man Utd players hold inquest into Paul Pogba midfield problems
Pogba looked out of sorts against Newcastle, though Mourinho says he was not injured (Getty)

Although many fans have called on Jose Mourinho to switch to a midfield three to accommodate Pogba’s roaming, the players themselves are not so concerned.

They are happy to persist with the adventurous 4-2-3-1 formation, even with Pogba sitting at the base, but want the midfielders to pass the ball forward more often.

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Several players have been concerned about the decision-making in the side for some time, with Pogba and Marcus Rashford criticised in the victory over Burnley in the middle of January.

Pogba had both Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku free but decided to shoot, which his teammates were unhappy about, while Rashford spurned a similar chance to kill off the match.

Worried Man Utd players hold inquest into Paul Pogba midfield problems
Players took umbrage with the decision-making of both Pogba and Rashford (Picture: Getty)

Mourinho is believed to be keen on switching to a three-man midfield next season and will raid the transfer market for a holding midfielder.

He wants to completely free Pogba of defensive duties, while he is also in need of an heir to Michael Carrick who is retiring at the end of the season.

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