Paul Pogba has been named Manchester United’s Player of the Month which is definitely not unconnected to his three excellent performances towards the end of December since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.
Pogba’s performances for United had been the subject of great scrutiny due to his apparently failing relationship with Mourinho prior to the Portuguese’s exit on December 18.
The two often seemed to be at loggerheads, with Mourinho saying Pogba would not be captain again under him at United earlier in the season, while the midfielder was dropped towards the end of the coach’s tenure.
Pogba was left on the bench for Mourinho’s final game, a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool, while he was also kept out of the starting XI for Premier League fixtures against Arsenal and Fulham.
Marcus Rashford, who has also been excellent since Mourinho’s sacking, and Jesse Lingard were the other two in the running for the award.