Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed criticism from Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney over Paul Pogba's best position.
Everton striker Rooney categorised Pogba as a 'box-to-box midfielder,' while adding he needs freedom to 'cause mayhem' on his Sky Sports punditry debut. Giggs, now Wales manager, wants to see the Frenchman deployed on the left of a three-man midfield.
"I had a few laughs over the past week because I heard, I watched, I had a chance to read a few things," Mourinho said.
"I got a little bit confused with some comments from important people in football. Playing box-to-box free of defensive duties is not box-to-box. That's a box in the box and stay in the box and don't move from the box!
"People say what's his best position? Paul is a midfield player. It doesn't matter the tactical system the team plays, Paul is a midfield player.
"We are in a world of opinions and people can get a little bit confused but between me and Paul there is no confusion. He is a midfield player and that's it.
"And as a midfield player, it's difficult to find a player with more potential than Paul has because Paul has everything."