Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that Paul Pogba was frustrated, but maintained that the midfielder had all the “qualities” for the struggling Premier League side to produce.
Following Didier Deschamps’ remarks and speculation regarding the star’s prospects, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addressed Paul Pogba.
In the midst of relations with Real Madrid’s former Juventus club and LaLiga winners, Solskjaer asked about Pogba, speaking ahead of Saturday’s visit of lowly West Brom on Saturday.
Solskjaer told reporters: “We always get questions and we try to answer as well as we can.”
“I think the press sometimes makes more of it and people maybe at home not having the whole interview make more of it. We’re all experienced enough to try to avoid big massive headlines.”
“I spoke to Paul today about it. Of course, he’s not been happy when he’s not playing, and not playing really well. He’s not been happy with his performances. He plays in the same position for France and he does for us, so that’s not a different scenario.”
“It’s about getting momentum and rhythm and, as I said earlier, he felt really strong towards the end against Portugal and towards the end of the game with Sweden which is natural because he had COVID and he needed time. That’s the same with all of our players, they look stronger and fitter and he’s the same.”
“There are always discussions about players who can play in different positions because they have the quality to do so many things and they can play in different positions.”
“Paul is the same, he can do the role and he has the qualities to do many things, it’s about the balance of the team, that’s on the XI you pick that day, that’s the key.”
“Sometimes it’s an eight, sometimes a 10, sometimes in off the left in a diamond, sometimes one of the two, he can do everything. And now, the fitter he gets the more he can do.”