Manchester United new boy Nemanja Matic can unleash Paul Pogba.
That is the view of former United defender Denis Irwin - who also thinks fellow new arrival Romelu Lukaku will fire more than 20 goals for the club.
'Matic is a player United have needed for quite a while,' the Irishman said. 'Michael Carrick has done a fantastic job there but he is not getting any younger and we’ve needed midfielders.
Manchester United this week signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in a deal worth £40million
Denis Irwin believes the midfielder can help let team-mate Paul Pogba 'off the leash a little'
The United legend has also backed No 9 Romelu Lukaku to score at least 20 goals a season
'He's also a signing designed to let Pogba off the leash a little bit so, although every club starts the season optimistic, having seen United in pre-season out in USA and just judging by the general feeling in and around the camp, I think it’s a very positive environment at the moment.'
Lukaku, a £75m arrival from Everton, shone in the US and Irwin believes he will be key as Jose