Pogba a joy to coach for Man United boss Solskjaer

Pogba a joy to coach for Man United boss Solskjaer

"Perhaps it is easier to play this style of football and not the style of football (Mourinho) asked".

When Manchester United were paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last-16 draw in December there seemed likely to be only one victor.

Mourinho wanted to sell Martial and bring in the 30-year-old Chelsea winger Willian last summer.

"We've given ourselves the best possible opportunity with the way we've gone into this game because we are confident", said Solskjaer on Monday.

Solskjaer, by contrast, was instrumental in Martial signing a new five-year contract a fortnight ago and has been talking about the player in the same breath as the young Cristiano Ronaldo he once called a team-mate at United.

His form had began to seriously deteriorate under predecessor Mourinho, 56, who failed to see eye-to-eye with the Frenchman during his time at the club.

"He is asking me to attack more", Martial said. And yes, sure, I hope we can continue with him as our manager and our coach but ultimately, the final decision isn't down to us.




"When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence, a lot of determination, that was really helpful", he said.

So it looks like Lindelof and Rashford will be available for Tuesday's clash with PSG but Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia are set to miss out once again as they were absent at today's training session.

Martial's goal at Fulham immediately drew comparisons to Ronaldo's famous strike at Craven Cottage in 2007 from Gary Neville and the club's supporters on social media.

"He's now I think got a 50-60 per cent chance".

However, Martial reached the milestone after netting exceptional goal against Fulham in United's 3-0 win, taking his tally to 33 goals and 17 assists in 106 appearances.

It may also be the flawless time to run into an injury-ravaged PSG, with the world's most expensive player Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier all sidelined by injury.

Solskjaer suggested the absence of Cavani and Neymar would make PSG "more unpredictable" and leave him "guessing a bit" as to how they will play.

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