Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Paul Pogba will start ‘affecting the game’ more as he returns to full fitness and insists the Manchester United midfielder ‘can do everything’.
Pogba has endured a disappointing start to the season but produced a much improved performance during the club’s 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig in midweek, starting on the left-hand side of a midfield diamond as the Red Devils secured an impressive victory over last season’s Champions League semi-finalists.
It was an encouraging display from the France international who has often struggled for consistency in the four seasons since his world-record return to Manchester from Juventus, with debate continuing over the player’s best position.
Pogba’s start to the season was also interrupted after receiving a positive test for coronavirus in August, though there were signs he was getting back to his best after being utilised in a more attacking role against Leipzig following an indifferent period.
Solskjaer was pleased to see an improved display from the World Cup winner and says Pogba will begin to impact games as he regains ‘fitness and sharpness’, admitting the 27-year-old is a player who can play any role within the Manchester United midfield.
“Paul can do everything on the pitch, more or less – he can play long passes, arrive in the box, play combinations outside the box,” Solskjaer told a press conference ahead of his sides clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow.
“He played really well, I have to say. We love to see him driving forward affecting the game.
”It’s about getting fitness and sharpness back for Paul, then the more he can do.”