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 doc this time interval as he blasted the ‘social media’ fixation on operate contributions.
The French midfielder, 28, has laid on seven of the Red Devils’ 11 Premier League goals from their opening 4 fixtures.
Pogba has already provided additional assists all through the top-flight this season than he mustered all through the final two campaigns.
The 2018 World Cup winner has been one amongst many standout avid avid gamers for United, who sit extreme 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 just some of them.
The Norwegian gaffer questioned his help to Bruno Fernandes, whereas he talked about that Anthony Martial deserved the credit score rating ranking for Jesse Lingard’s operate after he dummied his compatriot’s cross.
Speaking forward of United’s Champions League battle in opposition to Young Boys, he talked about: “What does an help embody?
“A sq. cross and Bruno hits one of the best 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 along with: “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 all through the ultimate 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford, although it’s understood he’s additional inclined to pen a mannequin new deal than depart in 2022.
Though his brother Mathias has talked about he’ll not be rushed proper into a reputation 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 nice, there was numerous bla, bla, bla (about) the place he’s.
“The way he is playing this year is very good, he is very professional, very focused.”