Pogba a “social media” player? Solskjaer’s astonishing speech

While Paul Pogba is having his best statistical start to the season with Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put the importance of these numbers into perspective.

A quadruple of assists from the first day against Leeds, an offering the following weekend, and two other “assists” on the clock last weekend against Newcastle. With 7 assists in 4 days, Paul pogba Clearly having his best start to the Premier League season, statistically at least. It is even obvious: the French midfielder has already done better than in three of its previous five campaigns with Manchester United

. Pogba has good statistics, that’s a fact. But this does not move Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wanted to calm things down about his world champion, and put his performance into perspective. “What does an assist consist of? A side pass and Bruno Fernandes who hits in the top corner, or a superb through pass for Mason Greenwood?, asks Solskjaer.

Paul has always been a great passer, one of the best in Europe, but he hasn’t got any assists on some of his best assists of the season. I don’t care about assists, it’s just something that’s good for social media. ” Solskjaer is said to have even withdrawn from Pogba one of his assists against Newcastle.“I would have given the assist to Martial on Lingard’s goal, when he lets the ball pass between his legs, like Dwight York with Andy Cole” , said the Norwegian. Solskjaer, however, ended on a more positive note on Pogba:“He’s played really well this season, that’s clear. He came back in good shape. He did a good job this summer. He came back thin and ‘fit’ ”

. From there to imply that he was out of form last season, there is only one step …

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