Paul Pogba can ‘do everything’ and will rediscover best form for Manchester United after starring role in RB Leipzig win, insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Paul Pogba impressed for Manchester United against RB Leipzig on Wednesday
- He was afforded attacking freedom and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased
- Manager believes Frenchman can return to his best for United in coming weeks
- Solskjaer also singled out Fred for praise and hailed his ‘incredible attributes’
Pogba one was one of United’s best performers in the Champions League win over RB Leipzig in midweek when he played on the left side of a midfield diamond.
It allowed Pogba to get forward more and raised hopes that United can still get the best out of their £89million record signing more than four years after he returned to Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba impressed for Manchester United in Wednesday’s win over RB Leipzig
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks the Frenchman can reach his top level again for United
Pogba is under contract until 2022 but his future has been the subject of persistent speculation with the player himself continuing to flirt publicly with Real Madrid.
But Solskjaer still has high hopes for the former Juventus man as Pogba continues to improve after a slow start this season following his positive test for coronavirus in August.
‘Paul can do everything on a football pitch more or less,’ said Solskjaer. ‘He can play long passes, get in the box and play combinations outside the box.
‘But he played really well (against Leipzig). He did impact the game. We love to see him driving forward and effecting the game. What has been the case after being injured and ill for so long is getting back. The fitter he is the more he can do.’
The United boss said Pogba ‘can do everything’ and wants to see him driving forwards
Solskjaer also paid tribute to Fred who has filled in for Pogba in defensive midfield and continued the form he showed last season, finally justifying why United paid Shakhtar Donetsk £52m for him in 2018.
‘He’s got incredible attributes and we are seeing the better side of Fred definitely,’ he added.
‘We’ve waited for it. He played a fantastic season last season and did what we wanted. He’s a humble boy, works really hard.
Fred is showing why United splashed out £52million for him from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018
‘As he said after the game, he missed a couple of passes but that’s in his genes to look at his own performance. His point of gravity is so sharp, he wins the balls and can play a good pass. We’re delighted with his development.
‘At the moment, we are looking like a Man United squad. I’ve got opportunities and competition for places.
‘Any successful team in the modern era of football have had the option to rest players, to rotate, and that is the only way you can last in the most intense league in the world.’