A difficult opening to the 2018-19 campaign saw questions asked of Pogba’s form and future in Red Devil colours . His tainted relationship with former Boss Mourinho sparked transfer talks as he was dropped from the team and stranded on the bench.
Paul Pogba “lost total respect” for Jose Mourinho, says Paul Scholes, with the Manchester United midfielder now “playing with his brain” and delivering the goods under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After the sacking of Mourinho in December, United decided to put their faith on Solskjaer and bring back their luck . Which in turn showed a revitalised Pogba showing his true colours , which lead to a 9-game unbeaten run for the Red Devils.
Scholes, the former Red Devil legend is happy to see Pogba showing his true form and playing his full potential having faced hardest of critics.
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The ex-United star told Radio 5 Live of Solskjaer’s ability to bring the best out of an enigmatic former Juventus playmaker:
It’s difficult. Obviously that’s what Ole has done.
I’m not sure that [Massimiliano] Allegri at Juventus would have had that kind of attitude with him.
I think it’s just down to the player. I’ve been one of his biggest critics and I hated doing it, but the reason I was doing it is because I’ve played alongside the lad.
I’ve seen over the years what a talent this player is. For the first part of this season and probably last year he was playing for himself.
I think he lost total respect for the manager, which I don’t agree with totally
Now he’s playing with his brain and he’s using the quality he has. You’ve seen the last 8-10 games what a player he is and what a player he can be. – Scholes mentioned.
Since Solskjaer took the reins at Old Trafford, Pogba has delivered six goals and four assists and has been showing a good run of form.