Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how he plans to use Paul Pogba.
The club’s record £89m signing and a World Cup winner with France, started the last three Premier League games on the bench under former boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho mistrusted Pogba and clashed with his most high-profile player on numerous occasions, stripping him of the captaincy and berating him publicly as their relationship broke down.
United’s new interim boss Solskjaer worked with Pogba when he was in charge of United reserves and is convinced he can unlock his full potential and restore his confidence and form, something Mourinho seemed determined to destroy.
The 25-year-old is set to be handed his first Premier League start since December 1 at Cardiff today, Solskajer’s first game in charge since taking over following Mourinho’s dismissal.
“The power is with the manager” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“He’s a World Cup winner,” said Solskjaer. “Paul is a terrific lad and when I had him as a kid he was always the happy-go-lucky lad.
“He hasn’t changed, personality-wise. He’s a better player, of course, and he’s one that I want to get the best out of.
“You have so many quality players that I want to get the best out of. He’s no different to anyone else in that respect.
“I’m not sure about saying the power has gone to the dressing-room. The power is with the manager.
“He picks the team, the tactics, the strategy. The philosophy is in these walls.
“That legacy is more important than any player power. Being a Manchester United player is a privilege and I think all of them want to succeed here.”