What Solskjaer Said About Paul Pogba Before Start Of This Season

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It has been done. Manchester United have parted ways with Jose Mourinho, appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaking replacement at the helm of the club.

This update has been received well by the supporters and arguably the players as well – especially the ones that were being consistently mistreated by the Portuguese tactician.

The Red Devils’ record signing, Paul Pogba, is sure to be delighted with the news, having shared a poor relationship with Jose even before the ongoing season began.

But there appear to be more reasons for the Frenchman to be happy about, as Solskjaer’s comments from earlier this year have now resurfaced.


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Back in August, the then Molde manager was asked what he thought about the France international, to which he simply replied (via Sky Sports): “I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt.”

The Norwegian further added: “I had him with [then Molde players] David Gray and Etzaz Hussain [at the Manchester United academy]. That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid so hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.”

Pogba had lately endured a lot of time on the sidelines, even during the Mancunians’ crucial fixtures against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Perhaps the appointment of Solskjaer is precisely the sort of boost the midfielder as well as the club needs to return to the top of their game.