Manchester United legend Roy Keane has told Jose Mourinho that he should play a three-man midfield to get the best out of Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has drawn criticism this season for failing to live up to his then world-record transfer fee of £89m.
However, Keane believes that Pogba is not necessarily all to blame, and that Mourinho’s formation hasn’t always helped him.
“I know we’re all pretty critical, but I really like him, I think he’s a top player,” Keane said on ITV.
“His form has not been great the last year or two, but I still think the dynamics are on Manchester United in helping him.
“I think he needs a couple of men next to him to help him along. We all need a helping hand and I don’t think he’s had it in the last year or two.
“He certainly needs to define his role of what he’s doing at Man United,” the Irishman added.
“You don’t know whether he’s getting involved to much in the build-up play, because I still think his strengths are getting in that box.
“When he gets in there he’s a huge player and an affective player. But we are expecting a lot more from him.
“Keep the game simple, keep it simple. Don’t try and do something that’s not on. Keep it simple and he will mature over the next year or two.”