‘Efficient and no showboating’ – Solskjaer on Pogba’s improvement

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on star man Paul Pogba after inspiring Manchester United to another comprehensive win.

The exciting start to the post-Jose Mourinho era continued on Sunday as United took their return to 12 goals and nine points from three matches in the Norwegian’s temporary care.

Pogba made our team of the week again by scoring two goals for the second successive match and set up another in United’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth as Solskjaer’s belief in a previously marginalised star bears fruit.

“That today is a top, top performance for a midfielder, because it is all round,” the caretaker United boss said of the man-of-the-match.

“It’s work rate, it’s dangerous in the box, he wins headers, he wins tackles and there is no showboating.

“It’s touch, pass, move, and he plays the efficient game, and Paul knows he’s at his best when he plays that game.

“There was one flick maybe that he missed halfway through the second half that he knows he could have done better with, but there is not a lot else he could have done.

“As I’ve said to all the players when I speak to them, we want to see the best out of them, we want to see them enjoy themselves and express themselves, within the framework, within how we want the team to play.

“And all of them, they have really, really performed up to the top standards.”

Pogba returned the compliment, attributing his form to Solskjaer’s style when compared to Mourinho.

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