Paul Pogba 'so happy' with Manchester United win

Ryan Giggs listens to Jose Mourinho

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And now, the United fairytale has continued with Solskjaer making a heroic return to his favourite club as interim manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho last week. There should be more than 10 times that number in the stadium as United face Huddersfield looking to build on their fine start at Cardiff.

Such sudden improvement in Pogba's performances coinciding with the departure of José Mourinho and the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no coincidence - it's nearly as if he is a very talented player who was underperforming due to the toxic environment he was forced to work in.

Paul Pogba is "Manchester United through and through" and understands it is a privilege to play for the club, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer coached Pogba as a youngster before the midfielder left for Juventus and United had to pay a then world record £89 million to bring him back in 2016.

"The other two [Diogo Dalot and Fred in for Ashley Young and Ander Herrera] are just changes that I think are right for this game".

He reported, "They [players] have not said anything to me about any handbrake (under Mourinho)". While few would grumble if that hackneyed epithet were also to be retired in time for Christmas, Manchester United managers are among those expected to play along with the hype.

Now, at Old Trafford, can they do the same to another relegation threatened side in the form of Huddersfield?

"It was a great day that I'll never, ever forget". "You're playing against a team that makes it hard".

"I was surprisingly calm all day. That's tradition, that's history, that's how we play and want to play", he said according to Solskjaer. "It's going to take time and I've done a little bit to tweak but will improve as time goes on".

Solskjaer said Sanchez, who has been sidelined by a hamstring problem, was "touch and go" for the home clash with Bournemouth on Sunday and would be "probably definitely involved" in the match at Newcastle three days later.

Solskjær takes charge of his first United game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, something it looks as if he still can not quite believe is happening.

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