Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, commented on the influence of the United interim coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over the performance of Paul Pogba.
He praised Solskjaer who succeeded in getting Pogba's best potential. Interestingly, the French soccer legend also highlighted Pogba's bad habits which has disappeared since Solskjaer took over at Manchester United.
Solskjaer became the successor of Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho. Under his control, Pogba rediscovered his best performance and the former Juventus midfielder changed his habit of changing hairstyles.
"Paul Pogba is very good now. Ole found the right position for him, he has a great vision and accurate bait, besides that, he can score and provide assists," Cantona said. "His ability to organize games and survive with power is exceptional."
"Every time he holds the ball he become very dangerous. Since Ole arrived, Pogba never changed his hairstyle. Maybe, he made him understand that his priority is playing football."
Eric Cantona then said, "First, you have to be good on the field, then you can do something else. If you lose concentrationfor your hairstyles than soccer, that's not a good thing."
"After scoring goals and winning things, they can change their hairstyle, it doesn't matter. But first concentrate, think about winning and soccer."
Manchester United only swallowed a piece of defeat from 13 matches with Solskjaer. One of the good performances was influenced by Pogba's mood that changed completely since the coach from Norway was recruited.
The Red Devils are still far behind Manchester City and Liverpool who are fighting over the Premier League standings until the 27th week.
However, after being handled by Solskjaer, Manchester United managed to leapfrog Arsenal and Chelsea to take fourth place in the standings which is the deadline for the Champions League qualifying zone 2019-2020.
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