September 19, 2019

We can stop Pogba —PSG Draxler

February 12, 2019
Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been in stunning form for Manchester United of late, but Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are confident of putting the brakes on him when the sides meet in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Pogba has put in a number of eye-catching performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived as United manager in December, including scoring twice against Fulham on Saturday.

The Frenchman has already scored 11 league goals this season, the best return of his career, while he has also netted twice in the Champions League.

However, PSG’s Julian Draxler is confident that the French champions have the players to put the shackles on the World Cup winner at Old Trafford.

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“They have got some great players at Man United, especially in midfield, with Pogba and [Nemanja] Matic,’ said Draxler. ‘They will be key in the game.

“But we’ve got a lot of quality, too. Our players are more than capable. We stopped Paul sometimes in games between Germany and France.

“We’ll see what he does. He can do everything, but we’ve got players capable of stopping Paul.”

PSG have former Manchester United player Angel di Maria in their ranks, and Draxler says he has been quizzing the Argentine about life at Old Trafford.

“I was asking him some things about Man United, but I won’t tell you what he said – it was nothing bad!” Draxler continued.

“We will need him without Cavani and Neymar. Hopefully, he gives a good performance.

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“I don’t really know what position I will be playing, but I’m comfortable in lots of positions. I’m not the same type of player as Neymar and, clearly, we’ll miss him. I’ll try to put in a great performance.”

Draxler joined PSG from Wolfsburg in January 2017 for a reported 42m euros (£35.5m) and has been a regular starter in midfield ever since.

The 25-year-old has three goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season.

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