Manchester United caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained how the training ground environment has helped Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford play at their best.
It is obvious that the 21-year-old striker was playing normal under Jose Mourinho but since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at the club in December, the English striker has netted six goals in his first 10 matches under the Norwegian and also won the best Premier League player for the month of January.
Pogba started just two of Mourinho’s last six games as United boss and was underwhelming for much of the first four months of the campaign amid a strained relationship with the Portuguese boss but has played arguably the best football of his career under Solskjaer.
The France World Cup winner and former Juventus star has registered nine goals and seven assists on Solskjaer’s care and Pogba has been nominated for the February Player of the Month award.
Solskjaer, who handed the Frenchman his reserve debut at the age of 16 in 2010, explains what he has done behind the cameras that has helped both Pogba and Rashford.
“Well, that’s my job,” Solskjaer told Premier League Productions when asked what the secret was behind Pogba’s and Rashford’s form.
“To create an environment that they want to come into training, they want to enjoy training, they feel that they’re allowed to perform, to express their talents.
“Because when they’re at Man United, they are some of the best players in the world. That’s why Man United sign you.
“And just try to speak to them, just make sure you enjoy playing because the day you’re away from Man United, I think you’ll look back at it and say, ‘That was a fantastic time’.”