Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Paul Pogba’s recent change in attitude
Manchester United’s caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with the way Paul Pogba has performed on the playing field of late. The France international found himself out-of-favour under ex-boss Jose Mourinho but the arrival of Solskjaer has meant that he has instantly been drafted into the lineup.
In the past two matches, Pogba has already performed at a much higher level with two goals and two assists and Solskjaer has been pleased with this improvement shown, he quipped: “I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch. Paul has done it himself. It’s up to them when they get a chance.
“That’s the name of the game as a footballer, you’ve got to do it yourself. He’s one of the top, top players in the world. Attacking-wise, he’s done really well but he’s a big lad, can win headers, tackles. The attitude has been perfect and that’s key, you should be tired towards the end of every single game.”
“Pogba had struggled to cement a regular starting role under the guidance of Mourinho this term“ and this has partly been aided with their training ground bust-ups over the past year. As such, there had been frequent speculation that the midfielder could leave United by the turn of the year but that seems “unlikely to happen anymore“ with him back into the starting mix.
Despite the positives, United still have long way to go to salvage their Premier League season where finishing in the top four would be considered a good achievement. The Mancunian giants are currently eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea at the halfway stage of the campaign and it will be interesting to see whether they can close the gap during the backend. United are scheduled to entertain Bournemouth in their final league game of the year.