Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
has hailed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for allowing the club to play
an attack-minded system which has lead to good results.
Solskjaer was brought in to replace Jose Mourinho as interim boss in
late December and has since overseen a winning run of six matches in a
It is the best start to a manager's time in charge in the history of
the Red Devils. Pogba has also benefited from a more positive style of
play under the Norwegian by scoring four goals and adding five assists.
He told Sky Sports: "The way we are playing we have more
possession of the ball. We know more where to attack and where to go. We
have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure.
"That makes it easier for everyone. So I would not say it is only
myself. Yes, I have scored a few goals and had a few assists but it is
all the team [that deserves credit]."
He concluded that the 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday
was most significant: "It was great for us. It was great to show we are
coming back and getting closer to the top. We needed points and we
showed that we could beat a big team.
"I wouldn't say [we had] luck because you create your own luck. David (de Gea) did his job and I thank him for that.
"I think the team performance was great. We played against a good
team. You cannot say they are not a good team because they have top
"It was a great game and it was a good victory for us."