Paul Pogba “is happy now” after returning to goalscoring form for Manchester United, says interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The midfielder – who had a fractured relationship with previous boss Jose Mourinho – scored twice in Wednesday’s 3-1 home win over Huddersfield.
That followed two assists in a 5-1 win at Cardiff in Solskjaer’s first game.
“I was very pleased for him and the whole team. He loves football and has a big smile,” said the new manager.
Pogba has been involved in four goals in two games under Solskjaer – the same amount as in his final 12 Premier League games under Mourinho before his sacking. The World Cup winner only played 15 minutes in the Portuguese’s final three games in charge.
Former United reserve team manager Solskjaer worked with Pogba during the Frenchman’s first spell at Old Trafford.
“That’s the Paul I have known since he was in the reserves and youth team,” said the United legend.
“He’s always been a happy boy, a big smile on his face and when you score two you’re happy. It’s a response and Paul loves playing for this club. He’s a Manchester United boy through and through and knows what it means to play for the club.”