Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have revealed one of the deep secret messages Paul Pogba has been ‘pestering’ him on over the past few season.
Paul Pogba who came off the bench to score in the club’s 3–0 win over Brighton on Wednesday night seems to have been pestering his manager on taking a new role when it comes to free-kicks.
Pogba’s goal came via a free-kick, with the France international’s shot deflected and soaring past the outstretched arms of Albion goalkeeper Jason Steele.
And, after the match, Solskjaer admitted Pogba had been pestering him to take more free-kicks.
“Paul has been working hard and he has been pestering me to take some of the free-kicks, but of course we’ve had a few others in Bruno and Marcus,” he said.
“Paul has been training hard lately on his free-kicks and yesterday I think he fine-tuned his touch.”
Before the match, Solskjaer put Pogba’s lacklustre displays down to a lack of sharpness – with the player contracting the coronavirus earlier in the summer.
He said: “He missed a lot of pre-season because of his illness.
“He’s not had internationals or the friendly against Villa.
“The two 65 minutes he’s had will help him along and he’ll just get better and better.”