Manchester United’s dressing room is finally going to experience peace and unity among players after their lengthy crises came to an end on Tuesday.
The board members fired José Mourinho earlier in the week due to his fractured relationship with his players. His inability to get positive results also played a huge role in his dismissal.
Post Mourinho Era
Now that the Portuguese manager is gone, all Manchester United supporters across the world are hoping to see their team return back to reckoning just as how it used to be during sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
The board members made an unexpected decision to hire former player Solskjaer as interim manager who will manage the team till the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Though the Norwegian is an unknown figure to most of Manchester United supporters, the 45-year-old worked as the club’s youth manager for two years (2008- 10) before heading to his country to take up a coaching job with Molde.
Pogba to lead United once again?
In his first speech as United manager, Solskjaer made his desire to build the team round Paul Pogba known to the public.
According to the former Cardiff and United star, Pogba is a great young man who can lead his team to higher places and he’s ready to give him room to dictate play.
“I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt. I had him with David Gray and Etzaz Hussain,”
“That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.” Solskjaer told reporters.
Having tutored the Frenchman during his first spell at Old Trafford, Solskjaer is confident the 26-year-old playmaker posses all it takes to lead his teammates.
Is Pogba mature enough for a leadership role?
Irrespective of his obvious qualities, Pogba’s leadership trait remains questionable and unproven.
During Mourinho’s two years and some months at Old Trafford, the world cup winner didn’t portray any quality of a good leader.
His unruly attitude toward the 55-year-old manager was the bedrock of all crises that were experienced within the club’s dressing room.
The needless wild celebration to Mourinho’s dismissal was a proof that the former Juventus lacks the maturity to lead a team that’s as huge as the Old Trafford Outfits.
Having said that, it would be unfair to conclude that the midfielder is not capable to lead the team to greater glory.
It won’t be too demanding to give the Frenchman another chance to show his leadership skill on the pitch with or without the captain’s armband.
Saturday’s fixture against Cardiff City offers Pogba the best chance to show if he’s worthy of leading his teammates on and off the pitch or Solskjaer should look for another player to lead his players.