Man Utd boss Solskjaer not counting Paul Pogba’s assists as they are ‘a social media thing’ – and Michael Owen agrees
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has downplayed Paul Pogba’s unbelievable help document this time period as he blasted the ‘social media’ fixation on purpose contributions.
The French midfielder, 28, has laid on seven of the Red Devils’ 11 Premier League objectives from their opening 4 fixtures.
Pogba has already offered extra assists within the top-flight this season than he mustered within the final two campaigns.
The 2018 World Cup winner has been one of many standout gamers for United, who sit high of the desk following their 4-1 win in opposition to Newcastle on Saturday.
But Solskjaer believes that the assists FLATTER Pogba, as he declared that he would not have even counted a few of them.
The Norwegian gaffer questioned his help to Bruno Fernandes, whereas he said that Anthony Martial deserved the credit score for Jesse Lingard’s purpose after he dummied his compatriot’s cross.
Speaking forward of United’s Champions League conflict in opposition to Young Boys, he mentioned: “What does an help encompass?
“A sq. cross and Bruno hits the highest nook or when Paul performs a terrific cross by way of and Mason [Greenwood] runs by way of.
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“Paul’s always been a top passer, one of the best in European football, he’s probably got assists from not his best passes this season. I don’t count assists, it’s all this social media.
“I would give Anthony Martial an assist to Jesse’s. He leaves the ball, like [Dwight] Yorke and [Andy] Cole.”
Before including: “But Paul has played well for sure. He has come back in good shape. He’s worked really hard over the summer. He’s come back lean and fit.”
Former United striker Michael Owen then took to social media to state he agrees with Solskjaer.
Commenting on his views, the 2001 Ballon d’Or winner tweeted: “As I’ve been saying all along.”
Pogba is within the ultimate 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford, although it’s understood he’s extra prone to pen a brand new deal than depart in 2022.
Though his brother Mathias has said he’ll not be rushed into a call on his future.
He instructed El Chiringuito: “Right now, he’s good where he is, right now, but it’s his decision to make, so we’ll see later what happens, when it’s the right time.
“That’s all I can inform you. “This season is superb, there was a variety of bla, bla, bla (about) the place he’s.
“The way he is playing this year is very good, he is very professional, very focused.”