Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident that Paul Pogba is ‘stronger’ after return from international break

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident that Paul Pogba is ‘stronger’ after return from international break
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Paul Pogba after starring for France
  • He believes midfielder has found ‘rhythm and fitness’ during international break
  • Pogba admitted this week that playing for his country is ‘a breath of fresh air’
  • He also described this season as the most difficult of his career so far
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Paul Pogba has been re-energised by playing for France and has backed the Manchester United midfielder to recapture his best form at club level.

Pogba is a regular for France but has started just one of United’s last four league games with Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, and Fred currently Solskjaer’s preferred midfield options.

But after getting three starts under his belt in six days, Solskjaer is optimistic that a difficult season so far is now behind his star man.

Speaking at the pre-match conference, Solskjaer said:

‘I think those three games he played for France helps both us and Paul, and it helped France. He gets a rhythm, he gets his fitness.’

‘I’ve spoken to Paul and he certainly felt towards the end of the Portugal game and definitely the end of Sweden game he felt stronger for it.’

The 27-year-old midfielder’s United future always seems to come under fresh scrutiny during his periods with the France national team, with their manager this time fuelling speculation.

Pogba himself has admitted that joining up with France had been ‘a breath of fresh air’ following difficulties at Old Trafford.