Paul Pogba: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises midfielder after his goals against Huddersfield


Paul Pogba: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises midfielder after his goals against Huddersfield

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is enjoying watching Paul Pogba play with a smile.

The midfielder scored twice in the 3-1 win against Huddersfield as the club made it two wins from as many matches since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as manager.

Pogba was restored to the starting line-up under the caretaker boss in his first game – a 5-1 win at Cardiff – and the Boxing Day success against Huddersfield.

Pogba scored twice for United in the 3-1 win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford

Solskjaer worked with Pogba when he managed United’s reserves and was asked about the smile that had been seen on the player’s face. “That’s the Paul I know, the Paul I have known since he was in the reserves and in the youth team,” he said.

“He’s always been a happy boy, he’s always had a big smile on his face and when you score a goal, or if you score two, of course you’re happy. And when you play football for Manchester United you should be happy.

Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in the dugout and restored Pogba, whom he worked with at youth level, to the starting line-up

“Of course it’s a responsibility but it’s an honour and a privilege.

“Paul loves playing for this club. He’s a Man United boy through and through. He’s a kid that knows what it means to play for Man United.”

He added: “I’m spending time with the players of course, and trying to get as much time with each individual as possible.

“Paul is one that’s really enjoyed… Last time (against Cardiff) he creates two or three goals, this time he scores two himself. I think he’s enjoyed this today.”

After Nemanja Matic put United 1-0 up in the 28th minute, Pogba struck twice in the second half before Mathias Jorgensen’s late consolation for the visitors.

Solskjaer said: “You don’t in one week change anything, but you change the mindset.

“I want my team to play in a certain way and you give them little pointers here and there, and it’s a work in progress.