Solskjaer stresses Paul Pogba’s importance at Manchester United

Paul Pogba is not performing well and speculation over his long-term future is ever present in the daily media.

The fact Pogba has never played down speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford would suggest he would like a move elsewhere. Or ‘dream’ of playing for Real Madrid, as the midfielder was quoted by the Guardian.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has faith in the French midfielder despite dropping him in several games this season.

“Paul’s had a difficult season last season, had COVID now, those three games he played for France helped,” Solskjaer said (via MEN). “I spoke to Paul and he felt towards end of Portugal and Sweden game he felt stronger for it. He played well, they qualified, I think he’s only going to improve.

“Paul is a very important player and very important person for us and to have him in form and happy is gonna be important.”

Pogba gets criticised more than most players because he is renowned as one of the world’s best midfielders. He is not solely to blame for United’s poor results this season, but that shouldn’t happen to a side full of internationals.

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On top of that, Pogba tends to have a spring in his step whenever he is with the France national squad. It helps being successful but a player with his ability should be able to make the Red Devils challengers again.

I would like nothing more for Pogba to turn things around at Old Trafford and perform to his maximum ability. The team would benefit from that.

It doesn’t help when France manager Didier Deschamps throws digs at United’s expense either. He stuck the knife in after France’s 4-2 win over Sweden, with a jibe suggesting Solskjaer doesn’t know how to get the best out of the midfielder.

“Just see what he was able to do in Portugal and what he did tonight,” Deschamps said after Tuesday’s game,” EurosportDeschamps said, as per .

“I know him, I know how he works. He has pride and above all he has talent. When you have to defender, he can defend. When he has the opportunity to express himself, he is able to do so.

“Paul is a top-level player and I hope what he did with us will be useful to him when he gets back to his club.”

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