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Silvestre on Pogba’s pleasing performance with Man-Utd

Fri 15 January 2021 | 18:08

The ex-Red Devils player admitted to being happy with Pogba’s situation at Solskjaer’s squad after the Frenchman was on the verge of leaving Old Trafford.


Manchester United

defender, Mikael Silvestre, believes

Paul Pogba

is in need of some quiet time with the Red Devils after having to deal with a load of criticism and witnessing his future threatened at Old Trafford.


talked to


about his fellow countryman, saying:

“When Paul Pogba is giving his best and he’s on top of his game, he’s a key part of things and can add so much to the team. He has world-class qualities. We’d just like to see more consistency and he knows that.”

“In terms of how the recent situation has been managed, I think both parties have done very well. They’ve made sure the most important thing is what Paul does on the pitch. He’s always growing as a player and he’s giving everything for United.”

“It’s a very quiet transfer market due to the pandemic and in a way it’s benefitting the situation around Paul’s future. Almost everything has been said about his future, whether he stays or goes, so a quiet transfer window as far as rumours are concerned can only be a good thing for Manchester United and Pogba.”

“Before strengthening, clearly Man Utd have to make room for players. You can only select 25 players so the main concern for United is to see which players are title-winning players and which ones are not. That’s where the club should be concentrating. Then you can start to think about bringing in new faces.”

“They’ve brought in some young players so, if they’re up to the task, you have to start making room for them in the squad.”

Silvestre, who insists that

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

is doing great despite the presumed threats to his position, talked about the Red Devils coaching stance, adding:

“There have always been managers linked with the Manchester United job since Solskjaer took over. Before Mauricio Pochettino it was Max Allegri.”

“Every time there’s a high-profile manager out of a job his name will be linked with Manchester United because of the size of the club. That’s how it is. I don’t think it will bother Ole.”

“The staff know the environment and they’ve been trusted since the beginning. I don’t think it’s disturbing internally. That kind of thing will always happen at a club like Manchester United with fans and media speculating, but I don’t think anyone inside the club reads too much into it.”

source: SportMob