Adam: Stoke identified Pogba as Man United’s weakness

Date published: Sunday 10th September 2017 1:17

Stoke City’s Charlie Adam says that the club’s plan to make the most of Paul Pogba’s flaws was key to their draw against Manchester United.

Stoke gave almost as good as they got against a Manchester United team who had not conceded a league goal before Saturday.

Adam believes that taking advantage of Pogba’s roaming, and thus isolating Nemanja Matic, was key to their success.

“We felt we could punish United at the sides of Pogba and Matic,” Adam told BT Sport.

“Pogba is a world class player but at times he gets attracted to the ball and you can get the opposite side of him.

“At times we tried that but United are a top side and we had to work hard for that.

“He’s obviously a top player but if you can get to the side of him, Matic is isolated. At times we cause them problems.

“We have to respect them and they caused us problems too but we deserved a draw in the end I think.”

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