Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as Manchester United’s interim manager, the Red Devils have won both the matches under the guidance of their new coach and have scored eight and conceded two in the process.
Paul Pogba struggled under Jose Mourinho and in the Portuguese tactician’s final few games, the World Cup winner was forced to watch the majority of the match from the bench.
Several reports indicated the relationship between the Frenchman and the ex-Chelsea boss deteriorated to such an extent that the 25-year-old was reportedly considering leaving Old Trafford in January.
However, things have been different since, and Pogba has played the full 90 minutes in the last two matches and scored twice (in United’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield) and registered two assists (in United’s 5-1 win over Cardiff).
Solskjaer gave an interview to Norway’s TV2 and explained how to get best out of Pogba.
“He’s a world champion. He is one of the world’s best when he is in shape. I worked with him earlier when he was young.
“He is still the same boy. He is happy, smiling and loves football. He must be allowed to enjoy the football. It seems that he is doing now.”
In the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford led United’s attack in the last two matches and Solskjaer also explained he will help the English international improve his finishing.
Regarding Rashford, he said: “I don’t think the team is used to his pace. We must look for it earlier. The speed is his strength.
“I’m going to work on his finishing. He just has to calm down a bit. He has a good shot from outside the box. Within the box he must work to keep calm and just aim to put the ball past the keeper.”