Deschamps fires snotty jibe at Solskjaer over Pogba

Date published: Wednesday 18th November 2020 9:40

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Didier Deschamps says he hopes Paul Pogba’s performances for France in the Nations League will be “useful” to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he returns to Manchester United.

Pogba is a regular for France but has started just one of United’s last four Premier League games after disappointing displays at the start of the season.


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Deschamps said last week that Pogba “can’t be happy” with his situation at Old Trafford and Pogba himself admits playing for the national team is a “breath of fresh air”.

And Deschamps again stuck the knife in after France’s 4-2 win over Sweden, with a condescending jibe suggesting Solskjaer doesn’t know how to get the best of the midfielder.

“Just see what he was able to do in Portugal and what he did tonight,” Deschamps said after Tuesday’s game.

“I know him, I know how he works. He has pride and above all he has talent. When you have to defend, he can defend. When he has the opportunity to express himself, he is able to do so.

“Paul is a top-level player and I hope what he did with us will be useful to him when he gets back to his club.”

Of the four Premier League games Pogba has started this season, United have won just one, with the other three games ending in defeat.

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