Paul Pogba: Class of ’92 inspires us
Paul Pogba is one of the players that responded in the best way to the change in the management of Manchester United.
The Frenchman has scored 8 goals and noted 5 assist since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the club from Jose Mourinho in January.
He believes Manchester United are recapturing the spirit of the Class of ’92 and wants to help nurture the club’s next crop of academy talents.
In an interview for the Sun, Paul Pogba said:
I try to give my experience to the younger ones because I had the chance to play in the World Cup, I’ve played in a Champions League final and a Europa League final. So I try to pass that on to the boys. It is the culture of this club, the generation of Beckham, Scholes, Butt, Gary Neville.
When you come from the Academy you want to play for the first team and do great things. Now you have Marcus Rashford, still very young but talented and a top player, and me and Jesse Lingard who have been playing together for I don’t know how many years.
I once heard that at this club ‘there is no age’. As long as you are ready to play for the team, then let the young players go and just prove themselves.
That’s how it is. This is Manchester United. You have the chance at this club. Young players can come and prove themselves, enjoy themselves and then become top, top players in the first team
Paul Pogba, who has been completely reborn under Solskjaer, praised his boss for quickly establishing a rapport with a squad that underperformed during Mourinho’s tenure.
The Norwegian has won 10 out of his 12 games as interim manager of Manchester United and the World Cup winner believes that Ole has helped him a lot to get his best form back.
As an ex-United player he knows the culture, he knows everything about the club and he knows how to talk to the players as well. So it has really been a big help for me.
It has been great to see all the players enjoying it, all playing and working together — and winning together.
That’s what we want because we had a hard start this season. We have gained a bit and are coming back but there is still a lot more to do and we have to keep going.