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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Pogba Wants Solskjaer to Keep Man United Job

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:35 GMT

Paul Pogba has said he wants Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to keep his job beyond this season. The Norwegian has revived the side since joining the club as manager in December last year.

According to Reuters, midfielder Pogba told Sky Sports, "Of course we want him to stay. The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players."

"When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club. He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players.

"This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before."

United were sixth in the league when Solskjaer arrived but in their last 13 Premier League games the team has won ten, drawn two and lost one. The revival has seen Man Utd storm back in the race for the Champions League top spots.

Pogba was expected to take his game to a new level this season after winning the World Cup in the summer but following a series of poor performances, Jose Mourinho benched him. The arrival of Solskjaer has been most beneficial for the 26-year old as he looks back to his best with nine goals and seven assists during the last four months

Reuters reported Pogba as saying about the club’s early season troubles, “Maybe we lost confidence, maybe things went wrong. A lot of talking outside that we weren't used to,” he reflected.

"I don't like to talk about the past. I like to talk about the future because that's what matters. We're better now and the results have been brilliant."

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