Nothing summed up Jose Mourinho’s doomed tenure as Man Utd boss than the form of Paul Pogba. The Frenchman was one of Europe’s best midfielders prior to moving to Old Trafford, but he stumbled under the managership of Mourinho.
That, undeniably, played a part in the dismissal of the manager, with his inability to get the best out of his playing squad a real problem throughout his tenure. Pogba’s perhaps the best example of that, and that’s particularly proven by his fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba has returned to form under the interim boss, and as highlighted by WhoScored.com on Twitter, he’s now scored more goals in his last 3 games than he did in his previous 17 under Jose Mourinho.
That highlights a few things. Firstly, it suggests that Man Utd are playing more expansive and attacking football, as they’re scoring more goals. This, naturally, impacts players like Pogba positively, and that bodes well for the future of the club.
It also indicates that the new manager has a far better relationship with Pogba than Mourinho did, and he’s been able to get more out of him as a result.
It’s clear that the difference between Man Utd now and Man Utd under Mourinho is huge, and the fine form of Pogba symbolises that better than anything else. We always knew that the Frenchman was a stunning player, but he was being stifled by the manager. If you needed any further proof of the need for managerial change, this is it. And he’s only going to get better as time goes on.
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