Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
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Alexis Sanchez has 'new lease of life' at Man United - Solskjaer

Alexis Sanchez has 'new lease of life' at Man United - Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first Manchester United manager ever to win his first six matches in charge, and he now appears to be in pole position to take the role on a permanent basis.

Pogba's uneasy relationship with Mourinho was a constant talking point during their time together at United, with the pair seemingly falling out regularly.

Mourinho routinely dropped Pogba and criticised his performances, while he also went as far as saying the Frenchman would not captain the team again while he was manager after wearing the armband earlier in the season.

There were many reasons for United's win at Wembley - the renewed confidence of those in red was a key one - but this was a game in which Solskjaer showed that he can take on a highly rated opponent and win the tactical battle. "And we keep pushing and improving".


Tellingly, Solskjaer spoke in his postmatch news conference about his team's spirit before, knowingly or otherwise, name-checking every one of his starting eleven inside the space of three minutes. We all enjoyed playing together today [Sunday].

Yes, the very man who brought so much happiness to his country in the summer after he transformed the nation's relationship with The Three Lions football team, bringing buckets of pride and joy to this small island once again. "It was really hard with the system and tactics we used to play", Pogba told Sky Sports.

"When I had to defend, it is not my best attribute". When I play, attack is where I feel the most comfortable.

Pogba went on to say that the way Solskjaer is utilising Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic is helping to give him more "security" behind him and more "freedom" to go forward. The manager tells me to get into the box and score goals.

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