France manager Didier Deschamps has no qualms with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho using Paul Pogba as a No 10 at Old Trafford. The world-record summer signing has been deployed behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic of late for United and while Deschamps prefers to use Pogba in a different role, he has no issues with Mourinho's approach.
Pogba, 23, scored the opening goal of the game in United's 3-1 win against Swansea City at the weekend and he had one his best games since his record-breaking move. But Deschamps believes Pogba is perfectly capable of playing in a variety of positions.
"He has played in several positions with Manchester United and with us. It also depends on the system," he told L'Equipe. "Currently, the Manchester United system is different from ours. Paul can play in many positions. If Mourinho plays Pogba in support of the central striker, it is because he believes is the best solution for him."
Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy recently claimed United veteran Michael Carrick would be the perfect foil for Pogba at Old Trafford. Carrick, 35, starred in United's one-sided win against Swansea and Murphy believes he is the ideal man to ensure the Reds get the most out of their French star.
"He can't quite do the miles he once did but he's good at intercepting. He never panics and gets them out on the attack all the time," Murphy told the BBC after United's comfortable win against Swansea.
"He makes things look simple and he's always looking to play forward, through the lines, looking to be progressive, look to get those forward players on the ball in higher positions. They've missed this.
"Him being in the side helps players like Pogba. There's no coincidence that Pogba probably had his best game in a Manchester United shirt [against Swansea) because he had Carrick behind him taking responsibility for possession and getting him the ball higher up the pitch."