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Solskjaer hails Paul Pogba as a ‘top player’ and a ‘leader’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Paul Pogba as a top player and a leader following the midfielders impressive performances for Manchester United.

The Frenchman has been in the form of his life since Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford in December, scoring eight goals and providing five assists in his nine top-flight appearances, more than any other player in the entire Premier League during that time.

Those figures are in stark contrast to the three goals and three assists in the 14 league games that he played under Jose Mourinho this season, with the Portuguese having previously stripped the World Cup winner of the vice-captaincy.

However, with Pogba finally looking like the £89m midfielder that Manchester United signed back in 2016, his new manager Solskjaer has spoken in glowing terms of the United number 6.

“He is a top player,” the Norwegian said at his pre-match press conference.

“He is a World Cup winner, a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch. He wants the ball all the time. He can score goals, has great close technique, makes long runs to get into the box and he can also spray passes when he is sitting in midfield.”

Pogba bagged a goal and an assist in United’s last outing, the 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea earlier this week, and the Solskjaer will be hoping that he will continue his impressive form when the Red Devils host Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

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