Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has supported the idea of Paul Pogba who provided a warning message to his team-mates ahead of weekend’s clash Brighton.
United, have won all six of their games under Solskjaer, will take on Brighton on Saturday evening at Old Trafford in their Premier League showdown.
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And Pogba has urged his team-mates to put on their all efforts so that they continue their unbeaten run under the new manager.
The France international, who scored four goals and four assists since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho, has insisted that they have to go into the match ‘overconfident’.
The Norwegian boss agrees with the World Cup winner but has called his players to be confident rather than being complacent.
“We have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure.”
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“Overconfident?” Solskjaer asked during his pre-match press conference. “No you cannot be too confident, it’s complacency, it’s the other side of it.”
“I want players to be confident but not complacent and take their foot off the pedal because that’s a big difference for me.”
“Take people on, running passing forward getting the crowd with them because that’s what it’s about.”
Pogba, who is currently playing in the free role under Solskjaer, has admitted that at least United have now more possession of the ball.
Paul Pogba could achieve a rare Man Utd record this weekend
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“The way we are playing we have more possession of the ball,” the 25-year-old told Sky Sports.
“We know more where to attack and where to go. We have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure. That makes it easier for everyone. So I would not say it is only myself.”
“Yes, I have scored a few goals and had a few assists but it is all the team [that deserves credit].”