Martial: Why Man Utd are now seeing the ‘real Paul Pogba’

Date published: Friday 8th February 2019 12:51

Anthony Martial thinks the “freedom” Paul Pogba is now allowed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer means Manchester United fans are now seeing the best of the midfielder.

Pogba was struggling under former boss Jose Mourinho as the pair publicly fell out during his time at the club.

However, Solskjaer has led United to nine wins in 10 matches, with Pogba at the heart of some of the team’s best play.

“We all know what quality Paul possesses – Paul is Paul,” Martial told Sky Sports. “Now he has got this freedom to play with, I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba play and let’s hope it continues.

“He is a leader, he talks more in the dressing room than he does on the field to be fair. Technically and with the spoken word, he is a leader in both senses. I hope he can continue to lead us to great things.

“I don’t think we are very far off the top four now so it is just a case of keeping going, winning as many games as we can so we can ensure a place in those Champions League spots at the end of the season.

“Any footballer would say the same thing, [my goal is] to win as many titles and trophies as possible, as much silverware as possible and it is also really important to keep developing, progressing and improving as a player over the years.

“I’d describe the period [since Martial has been at United] as really enriching for me as a person and a footballer. They have been good years, I’ve learnt a lot and I hope that I can continue to push on in the next few years as well.

“The fans and I have had quite a special relationship from my first season and fortunately, it has continued to last until now. I hope it continues into the future and let’s hope that together, we can win trophies and silverware.”


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