Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the Manchester United job

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent head coach role following the club’s 2-0 triumph at Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round. The Red Devils had recently suffered their maiden defeat of the year against Paris Saint-Germain but they made amends with a resolute performance on both ends of the field.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Pogba spoke about the winning spirit within the United ranks and stated that the team are fully behind Ole, who has been touted for the permanent managerial role after transforming the club’s fortunes, he said: “We play to win trophies. He came to do this job because obviously he can do it. He trusts us and we trust him.”

Meanwhile, when asked about the prospects of winning the FA Cup, Pogba was optimistic over the same and suggested that the team will play with the ambition of going all the way, he added: “We go for it. You never know if you are going to win it but we will play to win. It was a beautiful win today, a great performance from the team. It wasn’t easy but we’re really pleased with that win. The team help me to get to my best. They help me to score goals and make assists. We’re just enjoying playing together.”

Pogba has been one of United’s best performers since Ole took replaced Jose Mourinho on a temporary basis in December and he continued with the same vein of form at the Bridge where he came up with a superb assist for Ander Herrera’s opener before getting himself on the scoresheet with a diving header from a Marcus Rashford cross.

United will now return to Premier League action for the weekend where they entertain fierce rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Red Devils can’t afford a negative result with just one point separating them from fifth-placed Arsenal and the same goes for Jurgen Klopp’s team, although they require only a draw to jump ahead of Manchester City to the top of the table.