Paul Pogba made his third successive appearance from the bench as Manchester United were held 0-0 at home by Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.
The France international played the final 32 minutes but failed to help us break the deadlock against the Blues. Pogba had previously played the final 23 minutes in our 2-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain and 21 minutes at Newcastle United – both games had been tied at the time of his introduction.
Despite starting the season in the first team, the 27-year-old has found himself on the bench in recent games but has shown a positive attitude with his influential performances in the second half of games over the past week or so.
During his post-match press conference on Saturday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had this to say about the box-to-box midfielder:
“You see, when you have got good players, it is a nice challenge and a nice decision to make when you have got players on the bench that can come on to impact the game,”
Ole continued to explain:
“I think Paul, in all three games this week, has come on and made a very positive impact.
“Of course he has been out for a while with the coronavirus this summer. He is getting better and better, and more and more in shape. Maybe I was unfair on him by starting him that early in the first few games. He is coming along and he has done great when he has come on.”
Fred and Scott McTominay started in central midfield for us on Saturday, as Donny van de Beek has yet to make his first start since his move from Ajax over the summer.