Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Paul Pogba to bounce back and continue improving, after the midfielder’s form for France during the interview break.
Pogba struggled at club level before the break, leading to him getting benched by Solskjaer, in favour of Fred and Scott McTominay.
The decision obviously didn’t go down well with the Frenchman, who when asked about it, revealed it was ‘a breath of fresh air’ to play for France after his challenges at United.
The comments were interpreted as a disrespect toward United by some, especially the fans and some pundits, but Solskjaer appears unbothered by them.
When asked to comment on the 27 year old and the controversy surrounding what he said, Solskjaer revealed Pogba is important to United, and backed him to continue to improve.
He said, “Paul [Pogba] has had a difficult season last season, had COVID now, those three games he played for France helped.
“I spoke to Paul and he felt towards end of Portugal and Sweden game he felt stronger for it, he played well, they qualified.
“I think he’s only going to improve. Paul is a very important player and very important person for us and to have him in form and happy is gonna be important.”