Pogba Wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer To Bag The Permanent Gig

Manchester United's Paul Pogba and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Manchester United are a thoroughly transformed side under the leadership of club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite being on a two-game losing streak thanks to Arsenal in the Premier League and the Wolves in the FA Cup, the consensus is still strong that the Norwegian ought to be named the full-time gaffer soon.

Reports as early as last week suggested that such an announcement could be made during the ongoing international break, although now, one does wonder whether the ousting from the FA Cup will have an impact on that move.

The domestic competition was arguably the side’s best shot at silverware this season, given that they have drawn Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, and are presently just outside the top-four spot in the Premier League.

Now, Paul Pogba, speaking to Sky Sports, has weighed in on the debate, stating: “Of course we want him to stay. The results have been great.

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“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.”

The French midfielder, who has been impeccable under the former Molde and Cardiff manager, went on to add: “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.”

While Ed Woodward did specify that any announcement regarding a managerial appointment would only be made at the end of the season, the incredible PSG win seems to have changed matters considerably.

By handing over the reins to Solskjaer now itself, the club will get a headstart with regard to the players to be brought in the summer transfer window, while also sparing them the woes of yet another transition period.