After last night’s enthralling display, many critics will question where this United side was hiding while Mourinho was in charge especially when it comes to Paul Pogba and others.
The players’ attitude and their professionalism will come into question, because suddenly their performances have taken a drastic upward turn.
Pogba stole the show last time out against Huddersfield with two brilliant goals into the bottom left hand side corner. Against Cardiff, he provided two assists, and won the free kick for the opening goal scored by Rashford.
It’s fair to say that the change in style of play has seen the attacking players of the club flourish under Ole, and the fans are enjoying the reminiscing football which we were used to under SAF.
It didn’t take long for the players to settle down with Solskjær, and the two results prove that.
The shackles are now apparently off of Pogba and the other forward-thinking players of the club, with the side scoring eight in the last two games combined.
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Mourinho played with a defensive set up which somewhere seemed to hamper Pogba’s attacking output.
Ole has given Pogba the freedom to stay around the forward line from where he can directly influence the game.
It’s not just about the goals, the slick passing and movement off the ball also seems to be an eye catching watch. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s arrival has seen confidence of the players boosted, with players wanting more of the ball rather than just passing it away to stage off criticism like they did under Mourinho.
Ole’s homecoming is currently on a temporary basis, but the fans are already talking about him staying longer than his intended six month interim role.
Every United fan would agree that although it’s just two games into his tenure as interim boss, they would love it if he stays on.
He knows the club, he has worked with Pogba before while in charge of the youth team, and he knows how to bring out the best in players.
Maybe this is what United may need to move on from the post-SAF hangover.