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11:15  11 january  2019
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Solskjaer: United can build around 'top class' Pogba

Solskjaer: United can build around 'top class' Pogba Paul Pogba is one of the top players in world football and Manchester United can build around him, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has made something of a prediction about Paul Pogba ’ s game under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer . The Norwegian tactician has come in as interim boss until the end of the season following last week’ s sacking of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Pogba finding form under Solskjaer – the Opta numbers behind Man United star's turnaround © Getty Images Manchester United star Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has hit form for Manchester United under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 25-year-old's performances under Jose Mourinho were criticised, but it appears the Portuguese's sacking in December has led to a turnaround for Pogba.

United have won four straight Premier League games under Solskjaer, although those victories have come against bottom-nine sides Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth and Newcastle United.

Solskjaer's biggest test yet at the helm comes on Sunday, when United visit Tottenham.

But with Pogba in form, perhaps United's tough period is over. We use Opta data to take a look at how the midfielder has improved since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho.

United now playing how we want to play – Pogba

United now playing how we want to play – Pogba Manchester United have scored 12 goals in three games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Paul Pogba puts that down to greater attacking intent.

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7 – Pogba has more goal involvements (seven) in four league games under Solskjaer than he did in his 14 this season (six) under Mourinho.

4 – The France international has already scored more times (four to three) in the same period.

4 – Pogba is getting more opportunities, averaging four shots per 90 minutes under Solskjaer, as opposed to 3.2 in the 14 games under Mourinho.

25 – He is suddenly far more clinical, converting 25 per cent of his shots (against 7.5).

88 – Pogba is also far more involved and United's style has changed, with 88 passes per 90 minutes – against the previous 64.2.

Solskjaer: Lukaku is big part of Man United squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Romelu Lukaku is an important member of Manchester United's side ahead of the clash with Brighton and Hove Albion. "He's a big part of the squad, definitely, with his personality around the place," Solskjaer said. "There's no one scoring as many goals as him in training. "There are the three who play the most but then you've got [Romelu Lukaku], you've got Juan [Mata], you've got Alexis [Sanchez], so I've got a front six I can rotate with and Rom is definitely going to be playing games.

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