Paul Pogba Claims Solskjaer Gave Manchester United Freedom

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Manchester United have finally appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their full-time boss for next season, as the Norwegian has made great strides to earn such honor following Jose Mourinho's sacking.

Solskjaer made Manchester United fun to watch again and the team put together an outstanding run, including a heroic last-second comeback in the UEFA Champions League to knock out Paris Saint-Germain and reach the quarter-finals.

Naturally, it was just a matter of time before the team gave him the chance to pull the string of the Red Devils on a permanent basis, as he's also earned a lot of praise from his players, contrary to Mourinho.

Mourinho and Paul Pogba had gone back and forth on a personal feud that eventually led to the Portuguese's departure from Old Trafford. With Solskjaer, however, things seem to be quite different.

As a matter of fact, the Frenchman has had nothing but praise for the "baby-faced assassin", even amid rumors pointing towards a potential summer exit to Real Madrid.

"It's been very good. Results have been very good. We have a coach that values us, a really happy coach. He's given confidence back to the players. He gives freedom to play football again. Maybe we lost that before. The first day he arrived he just told us to enjoy playing football again. When you don't enjoy playing, there is no point playing. When you stop loving what you do, there is no point in doing it. Let's just get back to basics and enjoy. Enjoy playing together, enjoy attacking, enjoy playing together and then that's it. Then the results came by themselves," Pogba told Sky Sports.

Jose Mourinho had axed Pogba from his starting XI but the World Cup winner is finally thriving again at Old Trafford.

Now, the Red Devils are going to have a hard time trying to retain him past this summer, as the midfielder is allegedly looking forward to joining Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid.

Either way, it's pretty early on his coaching career, but it sure looks like the Red Devils have finally found Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.