Prior to Manchester United’s Sunday showdown with Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keeping his faith on Paul Pogba’s leadership qualities.
With nine goals and six assists in all competitive matches since Solksjaer joined the club as the caretaker manager in December, Pogba has been on a high note.
Solskjaer who will be looking forward to holding their ground against the Reds at Old Trafford spoke about how much the French World cup winner has improved compared to the time when he was under Jose Mourinho.
Pogba was kept on the bench in the 3-1 loss at Anfield against Liverpool which ultimately led to Mourinho’s sacking from the club. Solskjaer, however, has shown that he has faith in Pogba by using him to the best of his capability.
Solskjaer is satisfied with the fact that Pogba who has often been criticized for his interesting haircuts and lack of consistency has finally managed to silence his doubters.
“Paul is a leader in training, he is a leader in the dressing room. Players are allowed to be themselves and that’s my job as well – to allow that. He spends a lot of energy being a leader on and off the pitch. If you want a nice car, a different haircut, that’s no problem,” said Solskjaer.
Ole has also pointed out that even though Mourinho had kept Pogba subbed for most of the time during his tenure, the Frenchman still has the distinction of playing the most minutes for United apart from David de Gea and Nemanja Matic.