But Pogba has been reinvigorated by Solskjaer, scoring four goals and claiming four assists, including the sumptuous pass from which Marcus Rashford scored the goal that sunk Spurs, and was eager to highlight the impact the caretaker manager has had.
“No, of course [I’m happier],” Pogba said. “Before the coach [Solskjaer] came back, I was in the shadows, benched, and a football player on the bench – I’m not sure if he can accept that. Now I’m taking pleasure playing again. I’m doing what I love so it’s normal. And we’re winning so indeed I am always smiling.
“It’s a pleasure to be reunited with him [Solskjaer] again. I knew him from the academy and the reserves, when we called him ‘Super Sub’. He is doing a really good job. He’s been a player, he knows the mentality of this club. He has come back to help us and boost us and he’s doing a great job, although the season’s still long and it’s not over so let’s see how it goes.