Paul Pogba's social media posts cause confusion after Jose Mourinho sacking

After the turbulent end of Jose Mourinho's reign at Manchester United, it was all too easy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lift the gloom in his first interview back at Old Trafford.

One of Mourinho's persistent complaints this season was his lack of support in the transfer market, but Solskjaer has revealed he will contribute to recruitment.

"With the players they've got, I bet he can't believe his luck".

Of course, you can't really judge the impact of a new boss after two games, and the true test will be to see what has stuck in a couple of months time.

"It's the best job Ole will have in his life, because you can't lose", Warnock told reporters ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting between the teams.

"As I said, my ambition is big - I am doing my badges, visiting clubs to see how they work, updating my knowledge constantly. That was nearly the flawless end to him as a manager and I want the players to be similar, be the kids that love to play football and go out in front of the best fans in the world".

And Phil Brown, who led Hull City into the Premier League and has close to two decades of managerial experience, reckons they must ignore the clamour for a Mauricio Pochettino and look closer to home when they start their search.

Solskjaer - a former coach of United's reserves - arrives on what is effectively a loan deal from Norwegian side Molde, where he is in his second spell as manager.

"I'm so focused on delivering my best job, our best job, in this club".

Former United greats David Beckham and Gary Neville have given their backing to Solskjaer on social media, as has his former Norway team-mate John Arne Riise and even his country's prime minister Erna Solberg, who appeared to accidentally leak the news of his appointment on Tuesday evening.

"I've had about 300 or 400 games as a first team manager now and that period in Cardiff was a huge step for me", he said.

Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning with United sixth in the Premier League and 19 points off league leaders Liverpool, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday to hammer the final nail into the manager's coffin. You do expect [Pogba] to perform. "Good players are easier to coach than bad players". He's got steel in his eyes as well and he will be able to handle his players in his way.

"If they're driven by money, well as far as I'm concerned [Pogba] earns far too much".

"You can't ignore what Jose has achieved as a manager previously but I feel the time has come for fresh ideas at #MUFC...!" (Marcus) Rashford, (Jesse) Lingard, (Anthony) Martial, Pogba. they've all got things to prove.

  • Angelo Rivera