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Jose Mourinho reveals plans to convert Paul Pogba into a CENTRE-BACK

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba has all the attributes to be a “phenomenal central defender”.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Paul Pogba of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between Manchester United FC and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on October 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)

Debate has raged since Pogba’s world-record move to Old Trafford over his best position as his form has fluctuated since the start of the season.

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He has mostly been used as a central midfielder by Mourinho, though many pundits believe he should be played further forward.

But the former Chelsea boss feels the France international could thrive if deployed further back in his formation.

“He’s a top player and I think he could be a phenomenal central defender, with the quality of his pass, his aerial game, his agility in such a big body,” he told Sky Sports.

“For the defensive side of the game, coming from the back with the ball he could be a phenomenal central defender. He can play in so many positions.”

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