Paul Pogba has compared Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's styles of football

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by

Paul Pogba has compared Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's styles of football

There was plenty for Manchester United fans to cheer about after their 4-1 victory over Bournemouth.

It marked a third consecutive victory under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the club legend revitalising the attacking style of football once used by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Unsurprisingly, it has been embraced by almost everybody at the club and certain players are already raising their performance levels.

One of the best examples is Paul Pogba, who arguably delivered his finest display of the season against the Cherries, bagging two goals and an assist for his efforts.

Per Sky Sports, Solskjaer was full of praise for the midfielder and remarked: "That today is a top, top performance for a midfielder because it's all-round.


"It's work-rate, he's (Pogba) dangerous in the box, he wins headers, wins tackles, and there's no showboating. It's touch, pass, move and he plays the efficient game.

"Paul knows he's at his best when he plays that game and there was maybe one flick that he missed halfway through the second-half that he could have done better with but not a lot else he could have done."

So, it will come as no surprise that Pogba was handed the Man of the Match award and Sky Sports were keen to catch up with him during the post-match interviews.


Aside from discussing the Bournemouth performance, the 25-year-old was inevitably asked to compare the style of football being played under Solskjaer compared to Jose Mourinho.

It's well known that Pogba and Mourinho had their fair share of run-ins at the club and, as a result, his answer made for interesting reading.

Pogba clearly tried to keep his answer polite, but couldn't resist expressing his true feelings..

According to Sky Sports, he replied: "It's different, we still won games with the old manager.

"It's just a different style of playing. We're more offensive and create more chances. That's how we want to play, we want to attack and the manager wants to attack."

Well, you certainly can't fault Pogba for honesty.

Despite handing praise to Mourinho for his ability to grind out results, Pogba just couldn't help praising Solskjaer for the attacking brand of football he's clearly enjoying so much.

Pogba is such a creative and inventive midfielder that a more free-flowing style was always going to suit him and the Red Devils are already reaping the benefits.

After just three games of the new era, the Frenchman boasts a superb record of four goals and three assists.

Fans will be able to get a clearer picture when United face stronger opposition but it's a case of so far, so good for Solskjaer and Pogba at Old Trafford.

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