‘It was nearly the perfect game’ – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Paul Pogba after masterclass against Bournemouth


‘It was nearly the perfect game’ – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Paul Pogba after masterclass against Bournemouth

Paul Pogba nearly played the ‘perfect game’ during Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over Bournemouth, according to interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Frenchman illuminated Old Trafford with a midfield masterclass, scoring his second consecutive brace as United’s resurgence under Solskjaer continued.

Pogba appears totally transformed and free to express himself following Jose Mourinho’s departure – he now has four goals and three assists in Solskjaer’s opening three games.

And in his manager’s eyes, today’s display was close to perfection.

Pogba was in unstoppable form

“We have conversations every day talking about his strengths, what he can improve on, and how I want him to play,” Solskjaer told talkSPORT.

“He wasn’t far off playing the perfect game today.

“It’s not about scoring goals. When you’ve got the skills of Paul, you know that.

Solskjaer was full of praise for his midfield star

“But the way he’s working for the team, his tackling, he plays it simple, just touch-pass, touch-pass.

“There wasn’t anything for show. It’s just great game management.”

Solskjaer has thrown the shackles off United’s talented front-line and another man to benefit is Marcus Rashford.

The England international started through the middle and created Pogba’s opening strike with a dazzling piece of skill, before getting the goal his performance deserved just before half-time.