Manchester United: Solskjaer heaps praise on Pogba

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22 Dec 2018

Pogba is a terrific lad, says United boss Solskjaer

Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on French mid-fielder Paul Pogba.

The former United striker, who replaced Jose Mourinho as the club's new manager, vowed to get the best out of Pogba.

The player started the season well under Jose, but his performances dropped and so did his place in the team.

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Issue

Pogba had a frosty relation with Jose since last season

Pogba had a frosty relation with Jose since last season

Pogba has been in the news since quite some time and largely after Jose's sacking earlier this week.

The Frenchman shared a frosty relation with the Portuguese since last season and issues crept up by each passing week.

Pogba's role as vice-captain earlier in the season was also taken away by Jose.

He was also dropped in the previous set of EPL matches.

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Controversy

Recent controversy put Pogba on the limelight

The player was criticized by former United legends after he posted a tweet post Jose's sacking that had him smirking with the words "caption this".

The tweet was deleted soon after.

Reports suggested that Pogba's tweet was a sponsored post that was taken off due to the hysteria it caused on social media.

With Mourinho gone now, Pogba has no excuse left.

Views

'I want to get the best out of Pogba'

'I want to get the best out of Pogba'

Solskjaer, who had earlier highlighted the importance of man-management, vowed to get the best out of Pogba.

"He's a World Cup winner. Paul is a terrific lad and when I had him as a kid, he was always there, the happy-go-lucky lad. He hasn't changed personality-wise. He's a better player of course and he's one that I want to get the best out of."

Point

The power is with the manager: Solskjaer

Solskjaer has refuted claims that the power has shifted to players in the modern era.

He said that despite the game having evolved and the structure of the club changing, the power remains with the manager.

"Football is developing. The structure of the club has developed. The power is with the manager. He picks the team, the tactics, the strategy."

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What did new Manchester United interim boss say about Paul Pogba?

Asked 2018-12-22 16:59:21 by Vivaan Mukopadhyay

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The new Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Pogba a special lad. He added, "Paul hasn't changed personality-wise. He's a better player of course and he's one that I want to get the best out of."

What's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's views on balance of power in football?

Asked 2018-12-22 16:59:21 by Navya Vyas

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Ole refuted claims that players have started to enjoy more power in a club than the manager. He said, "Football is developing. The structure of the club has developed. The power is with the manager. He picks the team, the tactics, the strategy."

How was Pogba's relation with Jose Mourinho?

Asked 2018-12-22 16:59:21 by Ishan Verma

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Pogba's relation with Jose Mourinho turned sour since last season. This term Pogba was made vice-captain. He was then stripped off his duties a few matches later.

Can Solskjaer go on to get the best out of Pogba?

Asked 2018-12-22 16:59:21 by Arjun Gavde

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Pogba needs to show his worth now that Jose is gone. He will require to play to his strengths and enjoy the football.

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