Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally relieved Paul Pogba from his shackles?
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The French midfielder has already scored two goals in two games under the new interim Red Devils manager.
Ever since the FIFA World Cup triumph, Man United fans expected Paul Pogba to continue that form at Old Trafford but an extra string of controversies with Jose barred him to perform on the pitch. While Fred's inclusion did give a ray of hope but of no use.
After the star show in Russia, Mourinho took a dig against Pogba and said, "I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him, it's about him giving the best he has to give. I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give [their] best."
He continued, "Why? Because it's closed for a month, where he can only think about football. Where he's with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.'
He came back to United and was handed the armband only to be taken back later when Jose Mourinho changed his mind. During his last days at United, Paul Pogba was forced to watch his final two games from the bench and there were reports suggesting that the French man laughed when the squad heard about Jose's departure.
Since the arrival of Ole Gunna Solskjaer, Pogba has been involved in a goal in every 45 minutes in two games. He has averaged four shots a game.
The change is drastic ©Daily Mail
Solskjaer is operating Pogba in a more advanced role than what Mourinho did, breaking down the shackles and it is visible with the fact that Pogba is making more passes and tackles.
Though the opponents so far have been teams deep-lying in the relegation zone but there is no denying the fact that Paul Pogba is enjoying his life at United now.
Published: Thu Dec 27, 2018 08:01 PM IST