Manchester United’s player Paul Pogba is unhappy to make up for a lost time after his long trauma absence, director Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the French midfielder in grain in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Pogba, who had not played since December 26 due to an ankle wound, came off the bench in the second half and won a penalty that Bruno Fernandes restored to equalise for United.
The 27-year-old Pogba has been criticised at moments for a perceived scarcity of endeavor during his United career but bedded an all-round performance in their first game back since the season was curtailed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pestilence.
“It is tremendous to see (Pogba) exhibit his personalities and the donation he made was big in us getting a penalty,” Solskjaer said. “He has had a dreadful injury-hit season and he is frantic to make up for lost time.
“Paul constantly has a point to substantiate to himself and to us. He anticipates a lot from himself and wants to be the best. He trains so hard and loves football.”
“Paul accomplished everything a midfielder should do, he tackled, won passes and showed some abilities, so incredible to have him around,” Solskjaer added.
Pogba finalized 17 of 18 passes, gave rise to two blocks and regained the ball four times in 34 minutes on the pitch in what was just his ninth arrival of the season.