Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said fans were now seeing the Paul Pogba he knows from his time in charge of the club’s reserve team, after the midfielder scored twice in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield on Boxing Day.
Solskjaer’s reign as caretaker manager began with a 5-1 win at Cardiff on Saturday, and his dream start continued with a resounding welcome by the Old Trafford faithful.
Nemanja Matic scored the opener, before Pogba’s brace in the second half.
Solskjaer coached Pogba as a youngster; before the midfielder left for Juventus and United had to pay a then world record £89 million to bring him back in 2016.
“That’s the Paul I know. The Paul I’ve known since he was in the reserves and youth team with me.
“He has always been a happy boy; he’s always had a big smile on his face.
“When you score a goal, or two, of course you are happy.
“But when you play football for Man United you should be happy. 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, a kid who knows what it means to play for Man United,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.