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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits to Paul Pogba “gripe” despite Man Utd’s win at Tottenham


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confessed he has one complaint about Paul Pogba’s performance in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory at Tottenham.

The Frenchman has been in excellent form of late and started the match on the left of midfield, picking up the assist for Mason Greenwood’s late strike which sealed the victory.

Pogba arguably should have been on the score sheet himself but tried an ambitious back-heel as the ball fell to him in the box during the second half.

Solskjaer claimed a volley from close range would have been a better option as he assessed Pogba’s performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Pogba set up Greenwood's strike deep into added time to seal the victory for United
Pogba set up Greenwood’s strike deep into added time to seal the victory for United

“Yeah, he’s getting better and better, excellent,” the Red Devils boss told beIN Sports . “He should have scored though, he should’ve volleyed it in.

“And that’s my gripe with him, and I’ll keep pestering him on that.”

Pogba’s latest assist takes his tally for the season to five, and he has also chipped in with five goals despite his minutes being limited by ankle and hamstring injuries.

Solskjaer would like to have seen Pogba take his gilt-edged chance on the volley
Solskjaer would like to have seen Pogba take his gilt-edged chance on the volley

How do you rate Pogba’s season between 1 and 10? Have your say in the comments.

Meanwhile, victory over Jose Mourinho’s side saw United close the gap on Manchester City to 11 points, while they also have a game in hand on the league-leaders.

Solskjaer claimed the Red Devils require a “miracle” to catch their cross-town rivals as he outlined their aims for the rest of the season.

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“It’s not theoretically impossible, but it would take a lot and it would take a miracle, but sometime miracles happen,” said Solskjaer.

“For us though, we just have to get as many points on the board as possible and keep getting the wins that we need to make sure we’ve improved from last season, and we want to at least get as close to them as possible.”

Up next for United is the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final with Granada, and they will take a 2-0 aggregate advantage into the Old Trafford tie.

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