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Pogba wants Solskjaer appointment 'push'

28th March 2019, 14:05 by Craig Smithson

Manchester United can use Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's appointment as permanent boss to "push again", according to Paul Pogba.

The France international midfielder has been a revelation since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hotseat in mid-December, as he scored eight goals and providing six assists in the Norwegian's first 12 league games at the helm.

United have since won 14 of the 19 games that Solskjaer has been in charge of as the side sits just two points behind Arsenal in the fourth and final Champions League qualification place with eight matches remaining.

The Red Devils also have a two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona to come as they bid to secure silverware in Europe.

And Pogba insists that the turnaround has mainly been down to Solskjaer, who has "given confidence back to the players".

He added on Sky Sports: "He gives freedom to play football again. Maybe we lost that before.

"The first day he arrived he just told us to enjoy playing football again. When you don't enjoy playing, there is no point playing. When you stop loving what you do, there is no point in doing it. Let's just get back to basics and enjoy. Enjoy playing together, enjoy attacking, enjoy playing together and then that's it. Then the results came by themselves."

Watford are up next on home soil on Saturday and Pogba is looking for the players to use Solskjaer's appointment on a three-year deal on Thursday to propel them to another three points.

He added: "Now we arrive where we need to carry on and push again."

Punters may wish to use their free bet to back them to secure a vital win against the Hornets.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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