Paul Pogba

Solskjaer makes it a magnificent seven as United boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his winning start as Manchester United manager to seven matches with a 2-1 victory at home to Brighton. The Norwegian stood alone as having the best record to start a Manchester United managerial career after their win at Tottenham last weekend. Prior to the crunch Wembley clash, Solskjaer, like Sir Matt Busby, had won his first five matches in charge since being parachuted in to replace Jose Mourinho on an interim basis. Paul Pogba‘s penalty and a sublime strike from Marcus Rashford made it seven in a row for Solskjaer, and, here, Press Association Sport charts them all. Match One: Cardiff 1 Manchester United 5 Jesse Lingard scores (Nick Potts/PA) Marcus Rashford got the Solskjaer era up and running after just three minutes, with Ander Herrera, Anthony ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘to build Manchester United team around Paul Pogba’

A report claims that Paul Pogba’s form has improved since being informed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United’s team will be built around him. Paul Pogba has reportedly been told by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will be Manchester United‘s focal figure for as long as the Norwegian is in charge. The 25-year-old has showed glimpses of his best form since Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout in December, scoring four goals and setting up four more in five appearances. That is in stark contrast to a run of seven games without a goal or assist in Mourinho’s final weeks in charge, at which point Pogba was in and out of the side. According to The Sun, there is no risk of the France international dropping back down to the bench anytime ...

Manchester United players ‘wanted Jose Mourinho sacked in September’

A report claims that, had Manchester United’s players got their wish, Jose Mourinho would have been sacked as far back as September. Manchester United‘s players reportedly wanted to see Jose Mourinho dismissed three months before his actual sacking. The Red Devils parted company with the Portuguese a week before Christmas after making their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was placed in caretaker charge and United have looked rejuvenated ever since, winning six straight matches under their temporary boss. Had United’s first-team stars got their way, however, the Manchester Evening News reports that the club would have had a new manager as far back as September. The report cites the desire for a more attacking brand of football for the pl...

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

Paulo Dybala: ‘I want to play with Paul Pogba again’

Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala says that he is desperate to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba once again. Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala has revealed that he is desperate to play with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba once again. Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and played alongside Pogba in Turin for one season before the France international returned to United in the summer of 2016. Pogba has been strongly linked with a return to Juventus in recent months and Dybala has said that he wants to again operate in the same team as the World Cup winner. “I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck,” Dybala told La Joya. Pogba has had a new lease of life at United since O...

Result: David de Gea heroics help Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur

David de Gea makes 11 second-half saves as Manchester United maintain their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester United have made it six wins from six games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley this afternoon. The fixture saw Mauricio Pochettino come up against the team he has been heavily tipped to take over at the end of the season, but it was his United counterpart – also in the running for the job – who was left celebrating at the final whistle as he passed what was billed as his first major test as interim boss. The result sees Solskjaer make a slice of history as the first United manager to win his opening six matches in charge, and despite Marcus Rashford...

Report: Manchester United considering Paul Pogba, Douglas Costa swap

A report claims that Manchester United will consider offloading Paul Pogba to former club Juventus if Douglas Costa is offered in return. Manchester United have asked Juventus for Douglas Costa in return for Paul Pogba, according to a report. The French midfielder has returned to form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as United manager in December, scoring four goals and assisting two more in four appearances. Despite his recent displays, however, Pogba is still said to be interested in a return to former club Juventus at the end of the season. According to the Tuttosport, the Serie A champions will look to pursue the World Cup winner again in the summer, and they could sanction the move of Costa in the opposition direction to ensure that they land their man. Pogba won four...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Bournemouth – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the final Premier League match of 2018 as Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Manchester United host Bournemouth in the final Premier League match of 2018 this Sunday looking to continue their recent revival. The Red Devils have won their last two matches since sacking Jose Mourinho, and take on a Bournemouth side coming off the back of a heavy 5-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Man Utd © Reuters It will take a bit more time to determine whether Manchester United’s recent improvement is more down to Mourinho’s exit or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s own good work, but there has been a tangible change in the atmosphere at Old Trafford since the switch was made. United scored three or more goals on just two occasions in Mourinho’s final 23 le...

Premier League Team of the Week – Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 19, including Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and three players apiece from Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. The 2018-19 Premier League season reached its halfway stage this week as the penultimate gameweek of the calendar year threw up goals galore and a couple of surprise results. Liverpool saw their lead at the top grow to six points courtesy of their 4-0 win over Newcastle United, with Manchester City dropping down to third following defeat to Leicester City. Tottenham Hotspur are now the leaders’ closest challengers having made it 11 goals in two games with a 5-0 win over Bournemouth, while Everton also hit five in their victory at struggling Burnley. Manchester United continued their recent revival by beating Huddersfie...

Manchester United ‘have no intention of selling Paul Pogba’

Manchester United reportedly have no plans to sell midfielder Paul Pogba in either of the next two transfer windows. Manchester United have reportedly decided that Paul Pogba will not leave the club during the next two transfer windows. Pogba has endured a mixed spell with United since returning to Old Trafford in 2016, and the France international has been frequently linked with an exit from the North-West giants. However, according to The Telegraph, United’s hierarchy view Pogba as an important player and an asset off the pitch, and will not look to part ways with the 25-year-old. Pogba had found himself in and out of the team under Jose Mourinho, but the exit of the Portuguese has resulted in a recall under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United could potentially look to tie ...

Nemanja Matic: ‘Paul Pogba can be better’

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic insists that Paul Pogba can still make a difference with his play. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has insisted that Paul Pogba can still improve as a player. Pogba was left out of the starting lineup during Jose Mourinho‘s final days in charge of United, but he has provided two assists and two goals since Mourinho’s departure last week. Solskjaer has now won two games from two in interim charge, but Matic believes that he still has more to offer during the second half of the season. “He’s very important for us. When he plays at his best, he can make the difference in every game. He played very well today, but I think that he can do even more,” he told reporters. “Slowly, game by game. Today was very ...

Paul Pogba “so happy” with Manchester United win

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reveals his delight after scoring twice in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed his delight after scoring twice in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford. Pogba’s form under Jose Mourinho was called into question, but the Frenchman has been outstanding in the team’s two matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became interim boss. The former Juventus midfielder scored a double in United’s home success over Huddersfield on Wednesday before taking to Twitter to express his happiness. So happy for 3 points and 2 goals at home with our supporters and family there. Have great blessed holidays everyone, loads of love 🌟 @ManUtd #mufc #heretocreate pic.twitter.c...

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