Solskjaer sends message to Paul Pogba after poor performance against Brighton

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Olé Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba will improve and get better in his role in midfield, despite his poor showing on Saturday.

The Frenchman was again, uncharacteristically poor in midfield, as he didn’t seem to have the energy to match Brighton’s pace and power in the middle.

He gave away silly passes, and barely contributed anything meaningful moving forward.

The Frenchman’s performance has been slammed by critics, but Solskjaer believes he hasn’t gained enough match fitness, and there’s plenty of time for him to improve.

He said when asked to comment on Pogba’s performance: “He missed a lot of pre-season because of his illness.

“He’s not had internationals or the friendly against Villa. The two 65 minutes he’s had will help him along and he’ll just get better and better.”

Indeed, Pogba was unavailable to play for weeks, and missed international duty with France after contracting coronavirus.

The Frenchman has only just returned, and like the manager rightly pointed out, will need time to get up to speed, fitness wise.