The Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in seeing his midfielder, Paul Pogba’s leadership on the pitch.
Since September, the French International, Paul Pogba has made two appearances due to a fractured foot.
Despite speculation about his future, Pogba’s chances of staying at United have gone higher. This because the transfer market is expected to collapse as a result of COVID-19’s financial impact.
Pogba last played for United on 26th December. He had attempted a comeback from injury but unfortunately, he suffered a setback and went back for surgery in January.
With the Red Devils set to resume their Premier League season with Tottenham today, Solskjaer wants to see the France midfielder make a bigger impact.
Solskjaer said, “Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world. He is a World Cup winner and we want to have that leadership on the pitch”.
“Now that he is fit, training, and available, I can see from his mentality and focus that he is ready to play again”.
“Whether that is for 45 minutes this time, or 60, I don’t know. But gradually, over these next few months, we hope to work him back up to his best”.
Midfield weakness now a strength
United’s coaching staff were encouraged by Pogba and Fernandez signing during last week’s friendly defeat by West Brom at Old Trafford.
With Scotland international, Scott McTominay one of United’s best performers of the season and Fred alongside Matic improving as the campaign went along. Once, the midfield area was a weakness but now, It has become a strength.
“Any of them would be capable of playing a full season as a regular at Manchester United. So, it’s given me a nice challenge to pick the right ones against the right opponents”. Said Solskjaer.
By the time they take Tottenham, 103 days will have elapsed since United beat Man City in their last Premier League match.
The victory moved them to within three points of a place in the top four and extended their unbeaten run to 11 games, matching the run they went on after Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in 2018.
“Beating City in front of our fans was a proud moment”. The Norwegian added.
“We are always going to be about young players with courage who try to express themselves and play with pace and power. But we also need consistency at the back which was probably the main reason for our win that day”.