Paul Pogba hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given the Manchester United manager’s job on a lasting basis.

Solskjaer, 46, became United caretaker-manager at December when he altered the sacked Jose Mourinho and has won 14 of 19 matches in all competitions since.

The original deal was to run until the end of the growing season, however, Pogba says the Allied has done enough to get the job full-time.

“Obviously we want him to keep,” the France midfielder told Sky Sports.

“The results have been great. I’ve got a great relationship with himhe has a great relationship with the players.

“If a player is joyful, he wants to keep being more happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows every thing about the club.

“He’s really just a really delighted trainer that gave confidence straight back into the players. This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results we now all had before.”

When Mourinho was sacked, United were sixth at the Premier League, 11 points off fourth, nevertheless they’re currently fifth, three points behind third-placed Tottenham.

United have also progressed into the quarterfinals of the Champions League, after knocking outside French champions Paris St-Germain from the previous 16.

Pogba started the growing season as the club vice-captain and directed the team to get their opening two matches rather than the wounded Antonio Valencia. But, Mourinho stripped Pogba of their vice-captaincy in September.

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho

In November, United only won 2 matches in an eight-match order and lost 3 1 at Liverpool on 16 December at Mourinho’s last match in charge.

But under Solskjaer they will have lost three times, having gone unbeaten in his opening 1 1 matches accountable.

Pogba’s variant has also been radically improved; he’s scored twice in 16 matches under Solskjaer, in comparison to five goals in 20 matches for Mourinho this season,

“We’re better now and the outcome have been brilliant,” added Pogba.

“I like to discuss the near future because that is what things, I really don’t like to discuss days gone by. Maybe we lost confidence, maybe things went wrong. A good deal of talking outside we weren’t used to.”


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