A resurgent Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur this weekend and they would rather do it with Superstar Paul Pogba.
The World cup winner has been at the heart at the club’s bounce back to form, scoring 4 goals in the process.
Since injuring himself against Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey, Pogba has been unable to play, missing the club’s 2-0 win over reading in the FA Cup.
Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed confidence that his star man will be able to figure against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
“[Pogba] looked OK towards the end so he’ll be fit,” Solskjaer told a pre-match news conference. “He did have some problem but he came through the last couple of sessions well. He’ll be OK.”
“We’ve had tests,” he added. “Newcastle away is a test, the first game at Cardiff is a test, the first home game is a test.
“You get tested in every single game in the Premier League. But, of course, Sunday’s game is against a top, top side. If we want to get closer to [Tottenham], we need a good performance and a good result.”
Unlike Mourinho, Solskjaer is not afraid to attack the Spurs team, stating that his team will try to play their game despite the possibility of getting torn to shreds by a very high pressing and energetic Tottenham said.
You always adapt to any opposition and we’re playing one of the best teams in the league, so of course we’ve got to be aware of their strengths,” he added.
“But I’ve been brought up in a way that we need to attack teams. That’s our strength as well: going forward and attacking teams.
“We’re not going to get as many chances to attack as we have before, so we’ve got to be ready for when we get hold of the ball, to play well with it and make sure we use the whole pitch as well.”