X
Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Football  /
Stats Powered By

Pogba Already Has More Goals Under Solskjaer Than Mourinho This Season For Manchester United

Paul Pogba scored twice for Manchester United in the first half against Bournemouth
Paul Pogba scored twice for Manchester United in the first half against Bournemouth

 

If you needed evidence that Paul Pogba was happier under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than he ever was under Jose Mourinho - you got it today.  

The French World Cup winner scored twice in the first half of Manchester United's game against Bournemouth as he enjoyed a more advanced role.

His first goal was a result of some stunning approach play by Marcus Rashford then he added another midway through the half. The second goal has particular significance. 

It meant that Pogba was the first player to score multiple goals in consecutive Manchester United Premier League matches since Wayne Rooney in December 2012. 

But that wasn't the only thing. The second goal meant Pogba has now scored more goals in three league appearances under the United interim boss Solskjaer (4) than he managed in his previous 17 under sacked boss Mourinho (3).

The contribution may not be enough to silence his critics (cough, cough Graeme Souness) but he's looking more like the player who was so brilliant for France during the World Cup in Russia.

While United's title hopes may be gone, they have shown they will be pushing for a top four spot and a Champions League spot no longer looks as distant as it did a few weeks ago.

United are playing with a lot more attacking intent since Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford. And while their opponents have not been the most testing, they have a more menacing attacking look these days. Rashford has been given some freedom while Anthony Martial has shown plenty of determination with the ball at his feet.

 

Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Football Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
DON'T HAVE A
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.