Jamie Redknapp credits Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with improving Man United star
Jamie Redknapp praises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for getting the best out of Paul Pogba at Man United
Jamie Redknapp has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the way in which he has helped coax the best form out of Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
Pogba and the rest of his Manchester United team-mates have been settling in well to life under new boss Solskjaer following his appointment as the club’s new interim boss last month.
The Norwegian was brought in immediately following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and he has led the Red Devils to sixth straight wins in all competitions.
Manchester United passed their biggest test under their new coach on Sunday afternoon when they claimed an impressive 1-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley.
Pogba is one of the players who impressed in north London and it was his pass which set up Marcus Rashford for Manchester United’s eventual winner at Wembley on the stroke of half-time.
The French World Cup winner has been in much improved form of late and he has now scored seven goals and made seven assists in 19 Premier League games this term.
And Redknapp has been impressed with Pogba’s resurgence under Solskjaer.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Sunday’s game, Redknapp said: “He looks like the Paul Pogba from the World Cup.
“The best way to get the best out of Pogba is to get him into the box. Ole deserves credit for it but you don’t need a rocket scientist to do that. He has got them all playing well.
“He is a good player who needs to be told that. I don’t think he is quite as confident as he makes out. I think deep down he needs an arm around him like most good players.”
Meanwhile, Pogba himself admitted that Manchester United are now focusing on the top four after their win over Spurs brought them level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal.
Pogba told Sky Sports: “That’s what we want [to get back into the top four]. That’s why we play.
“We will keep it up because it is still far. It is still on. We want to get back to the top where we belong.”
He added: “I am enjoying playing football. It was difficult in the system we used to play. I like to be attacking, pressing and playing high.
“Sometimes I can go but defend is not my best attribute. My position [at Spurs] is where I feel most comfortable.”