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Solskjaer lavishes praise on ‘efficient’ Pogba

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons Paul Pogba is at his best when he plays the game simply and avoids showboating.

Pogba put in his third consecutive man of the match performance since Solskjaer took over the reigns from Jose Mourinho today, with the 25-year-old midfielder bagging a brace and an assist in his sides 4-1 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Speaking after today’s game, Solskjaer heaped praise on the £89 million midfielder after his superb all-round display.

“That is a top, top performance for a midfielder because it’s all-round. It’s work-rate, he’s dangerous in the box, he wins headers, tackles, and there’s no showboating,” said Solskjaer at the post-match press conference.

“It’s touch, pass, move. He plays the efficient game, and Paul knows he’s at his best when he plays that game. Yeah, there was one flick maybe that he missed halfway through the second half that he knows he could have done better with, but there’s not a lot else he could have done.”

Solskjaer also revealed that he has not specifically asked Pogba to cut out the showboating that he has often been criticised for in the past.

“No. As I’ve said with all of the players, we want to see the best of them, we want them to enjoy themselves, express themselves, within the framework of how we want the team to play. All of them have really performed up to the top standards.”

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