Manchester United's temporary coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, praised two important players behind the improvement ofPaul Pogba's performance in recent time.
Solskjaer's secret recipe was revealed ahead of the Man United against Liverpool match in the 27th week of the Premier League.
The United boss thinks Pogba will fail to show his best ability without being accompanied by Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.
For this reason, Solskjaer wants Herrera and Matic to get the same appreciation even though they have no attacking statistics like that of Pogba.
"I have Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera who makes the work easy for Paul Pogba as seen now. You have to praise them too," Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.
"It's all about highlighting the attributes of each player and I think we have found a good balance in the midfield so far," Solskjaer added.
Solskjaer then spoke about Herrera's role in midfield which allowed Pogba to play very freely in midfield. "Ander Herrera explored every inch of the field. This is not his job, but he did it if needed," Solskjaer said.
"Against Chelsea in the FA Cup, for example, he suddenly was on the left wing and won the ball. We wondered, How can he be there?
"He has so much passion, energy and enthusiasm and he gives everyone around him that bit of extra - he has been through a good school with (Marcelo) Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao.
"He can play sitting midfielder, he can run, so it is about which one we decide for him."
Since being trained by Solskjaer, Pogba has become the most developed player in United. Pogba successfully contributed nine goals and six assists from the last 12 matches in all competitions.
The combination of Pogba, Herrera and Matic is on a roll at the moment, and it is expected that Solskjaer and United will be solid when facing Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium on Sunday.
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