Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is finally back to his best
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his Premier League rivals that midfielder Paul Pogba is back at a level close to his best.
The past few years have been inconsistent for Pogba, who has been plagued by injuries, lack of form and rumors off the pitch about his future, but he has been hugely impressive in United’s recent winning streak, impressive in a number of different. positions.
His resurgence continued on Wednesday as he scored an astonishing goal to seal a 2-1 victory over Fulham, and Solskjaer was full of praise for the Frenchman after the game.
“Paul loves his football, he is mentally very happy, he is physically in very good shape and we know all about his talent,” Solskjaer said (via The Guardian). “I scored a few decent left-footed goals in my day, but not one so good, not one from 25 yards in the top corner. It was a big goal.
“We always said Paul Pogba can do anything, he can play wide, in central midfield, create chances and score goals. He really did come. The key was to get it in shape. Today he was in midfield and he was so committed and got tackles and his goal.
Pogba’s form has helped turn United into true Premier League title contenders, but that has only heightened questions about his future.
The Frenchman has just 18 months to go on his contract and seemed certain to leave the club at the end of the season after his agent, Mino Raiola, said Pogba was “unhappy” at Old Trafford in early December.
However, Pogba himself has insisted that he enjoys his football again and he hopes the good times continue to roll in Manchester.
“We did it the hard way and we did it the beautiful way,” Pogba said (via The Telegraph). “We had to come back and we needed this win and we got it. I hit the ball well, I didn’t expect it with my left foot like that but if you don’t try you don’t score.
“It was a great goal and a great victory. I love to win. It’s all about winning. I will always be happy when I win and I will always be happy when I am on the pitch. The day we lose, I’ll be angry again. It’s me.”
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