Paul Pogba
Pogba was on target for France during the international break. Getty

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admits he is still trying to alter his game having been asked to play in deeper roles for both club and country.

Pogba, who became the most expensive player on the planet following his summer move from Juventus, scored a long range winner against Netherlands playing for France on Monday having again started in a deeper midfield role alongside Blaise Matuidi.

It was a similar role the 23-year-old was asked to take up for his country at Euro 2016. During his inconsistent start to life at Old Trafford, the Frenchman has also been used in the role as Jose Mourinho looks to find his best position.

Speaking after France's 1-0 win over Netherlands, Pogba compared the new role he has been asked to play like the one his former Juventus teammate Andrea Pirlo used to carry out so effortlessly for the Bianconeri.

While he acknowledges he needs to continue tailoring his game, he admits he would rather play with greater license to go forward.

"I try adapt," Pogba said, Reuters report. "I am a player who would rather go forward. The coach gives me instructions, I try to follow them. I have to retrieve balls and make defensive efforts. It cost me a bit to play differently, much like Pirlo. I have to play, be there to recover and play more for the team."

Pogba is expected to start on Monday 18 October when United travel to Merseyside for their first meeting with arch-rivals Liverpool this season. Jurgen Klopp's side sit three points ahead of United after seven games and are on a run of five wins in a row in all competitions.

United meanwhile dropped two points in their final game before the international break at home to struggling Stoke City.