No one can deny Manchester United’s progress as a football club under interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but none so has benefitted more from the managerial change than Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman was at his dynamic best last night against Tottenham Hotspur as he assisted Marcus Rashford with a perfectly weighted through ball and helped his side to a 1-0 win at Wembley.
Pogba’s resurgence has allowed the Red Devils to carry out attacks with a certain sense of fluidity that was previously absent under Jose Mourinho. Speaking to Sky Sports, the 26-year-old midfielder was quoted, “I’m enjoying playing my football now. I like to be more attacking. I had to defend too much before and that is not my best attribute.”
“This is my position. The manager tells me to get into the box and score goals. The best example is Frank Lampard.”
“I know Matic is there. I know we can press high and, when we get the ball, I can shoot, I can pass and that’s what we have been doing since the new manager came in.”
Solskjaer has started his United career with an astonishing 100% record, which no Red Devils manager has done in the history of the club’s existence. The Norwegian boss laid praise to Pogba as well and said, “When you’ve got the skill and vision he has… look at the goal. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world going forward.”
Manchester United have drawn themselves level with Arsenal in the Premier League standings and are 6 points behind Chelsea in the top-four race.