Paul Pogba

Ole: Pogba determined to win with United

Sunday 22 August 2021 17:12

Paul Pogba is determined to win with Manchester United and is making an impression on and off the pitch, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The French midfielder made his fifth assist of the season - a record in the Premier League after just two games - on Sunday afternoon in United's 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Operating in a relatively free role but primarily on the left side of midfield, Pogba has been one of United's stand-out players in the opening two games. After four wonderful passes against Leeds United last week set up four goals, it was brilliant footwork this time that made Mason Greenwood's equaliser on the south coast.

Solskjaer explained post-match that his side were disappointed with the result, but that on an individual level, Pogba had impressed again.

Ole speaks to press after Southampton draw Video

Ole speaks to press after Southampton draw

The boss fielded questions from reporters on Pogba, Amad and set pieces in his post-match press conference...

"He's been very good," the boss told reporters in his post-match press conference at St. Mary's.

"Paul has come in, bright with his own personality, he's worked hard over the summer. He's lean and he's enjoying himself.

"We've seen that Paul wants to contribute. Of course you [reporters] don't see him in the dressing room or in training, but he's really determined and he shows his winning mentality and I'm very impressed with him."

Pogba himself said after the game that United have to show more to win games like these, but that the team should take the point earned with positivity and move forward.


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Paul's involvement in our equaliser at St Mary's saw him set a new Premier League record.

The Reds have gone 27 games unbeaten away from home in the Premier League, but Pogba said he'd rather win the title than have that record.

Solskjaer was also questioned about Pogba's future. The 28-year-old has one year left on his contract at the club.

"That's gonna be the question every week now until he does [sign a new contract]," said Solskjaer.

"As I've said all the time, Paul is a top player, the talks are between the club and his representatives, I'm not involved in that but he knows how much I care about him and that we want him to play well for us."