Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Paul Pogba at Man United

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger delivers his take on Paul Pogba's displays for Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsene Wenger believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to get the best out of Paul Pogba at Manchester United despite the midfielder’s “lack of discipline”.

Solskjaer has been earning lots of praise for the impact he has had since he was brought in as Jose Mourinho’s successor at Old Trafford on an interim basis until the end of the season back in December.

Manchester United’s brilliant recent displays have been a far cry from the stuttering performances under Mourinho before Christmas, although the Red Devils did suffer a 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday night.

Mourinho seemingly struggled to get Pogba to perform consistently at a high level at Old Trafford during his spell in charge of the club.

And Wenger believes that’s because Solskjaer has found a way to bring the best out of the French midfielder in recent weeks.

Speaking to beIN Sports, Wenger said: “Sometimes, you know, we are managers. Mourinho has proven he is a great manager. He has always gone for discipline for everybody.

“And in this team [under Solskjaer] I believe that Pogba is a fantastic football player but sometimes he lacks discipline.

“But you have [Nemanja] Matic and [Ander] Herrera now who work for him and so he can express his talent.

“Mourinho wanted discipline from everybody. That is defendable as well. So that’s maybe why Pogba, as we have seen recently, has performed well.”

Pogba was sent off during Manchester United’s defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, so he will miss the return leg in the French capital on 6 March.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently preparing to take on Chelsea FC in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

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