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