Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Paul Pogba is in such fine form of late because the Manchester United star is “match fit” once again.
The Frenchman’s goals have sent United to the top of the Premier League and he appears to be back to his best.
Pogba has endured a challenging 18 months, with persistent ankle injuries and a bout of coronavirus rendering him unavailable for large spells.
Now fully fit once again, Solskjaer is delighted to have the versatile midfielder firing on all cylinders.
“He’s really come on. He’s fit, he can play in midfield, he can play wide. That’s the key with Paul getting him match fit and running fit and he is at the moment,” said the United boss.
“Got an early yellow card but still defended well. Stood his ground, there was one tackle in the second half that I was worried about…could have got the lad.”
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United fell behind at Craven Cottage to Ademola Lookman’s fifth minute opener and Solskjaer claimed his side were still feeling the effects of their hard-fought 0-0 draw at Anfield last Sunday.
He added: “I think we started slow, after their goal we played well. What we needed was to wake up, we hadn’t shaken off the game from Sunday [vs Liverpool ].
“After that we played really well, but after we scored…poor again, trying to be too direct, get in behind, playing Hollywood passeS. Fantastic goal from Paul and then we had chances as well in the second half to finish the game.
“When it’s only one goal it’s always going to be heart in your mouth.”
Solskjaer refused to be drawn when quizzed on his side’s title credentials, saying: “It’s always going to be talked about when you’re halfway through and you’re top of the league, but we’re not thinking about it.
“We’re just going one game at a time, keeping everybody fresh and see where we are.”
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