Giggs: Pogba could be big for Man Utd this season

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has backed star midfielder Paul Pogba to build on last season and make a real impact in the Premier League. 

The expectations on Pogba were immense following his then world-record transfer from Juventus in August last year, but he didn't quite set the world alight.

However, Giggs believes the talented Frenchman will have settled into life in the Premier League by now and has the potential to lead the Red Devils to glory this time around.

"I expect Pogba will improve a lot this season. He's been back a year now and the introduction of Matic is a good buy because it frees him up," Giggs said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"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.

"He managed nine last year and hit the crossbar and post plenty of times as well, so he can bring the goals that might turn draws into wins and have a real effect on the team.

"I think both the Manchester sides are the teams to beat this year. It would be silly to dismiss Chelsea after the way they played so dominantly last year but looking at the teams, I think City and United will be up there and the teams to watch."