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Pogba has high praise for Solskjaer at Man United

2019-01-18 12:02
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba (Getty Images)

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 row.

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 players.

"It was a great game and it was a good victory for us."

 

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