Ryan Giggs: 'Paul Pogba will benefit from Nemanja Matic being in the team'

Giggs: 'Pogba will benefit from Matic playing'
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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says that Paul Pogba will be freed up by Nemanja Matic this season and will have more chances to score goals.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has backed Paul Pogba to be "more effective" this season, partly due to Nemanja Matic's arrival.

The Serbian midfielder recently joined the club from Chelsea, becoming United's third signing of the summer following the captures of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.

If Matic plays regularly for Jose Mourinho's side, Giggs believes that it will allow Pogba to move further up the pitch and create more of an impact.

The France international returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer in an £89m deal, making the midfielder the most expensive footballer in history.

"I expect Pogba will improve a lot this season," talkSPORT quotes Giggs as saying. "He's been back a year now and the introduction of Matic is a good buy because it frees him up.

"That's what you want to see from Pogba, getting on the end of crosses and scoring goals. I think he's capable of dropping deep or playing in an old-fashioned midfield two but he can get further forward and I expect him to be more effective this year."

Pogba scored nine goals last season.

Ryan Giggs the Manchester United interim manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
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