After coming back from the brink to overcome Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday, Paul Pogba says Manchester United are still a work in progress.
When United fell down two goals at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was in danger of suffering a humiliating defeat.
United were booed off at halftime, adding to the strain on Solskjaer, who is under fire.
But they came back strongly in the second half, with Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire bringing them level before Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner with a header.
Pogba claimed the spirited comeback showed his team’s character, coming just days after a humiliating 4-2 setback at Leicester in the Premier League.
Pogba told MUTV, “We showed big character, the spirit of this team, of this club.”
“Even though we didn’t start well, we achieved the outcome we needed in the end, and the energy, you could sense the belief and positive vibe just on the pitch,” he said.
“It was a great win, with the belief that we kept believing,” she said.
In the Premier League, Solskjaer’s squad has lost two of their last three games.
Following the Leicester loss, France’s World Cup winner Pogba stated that something needed to change.
When asked if he noticed a change on Wednesday, he remarked, “For sure, the energy is more positive on this game.”
But just because you say you’re going to change doesn’t mean you’re going to change right immediately. It’s a project (in progress).
“It’s all of us; it’s a mutual trust.” It’s a belief, and you stick together, so it’ll be game by game, but today will undoubtedly be a major reaction.
“We have to keep going in this direction until the end of the season.”
Before the international break in November, United will play fierce rivals, Liverpool, at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Tottenham and Manchester City also on the schedule.
“I mean, that’s also the beauty of football because it’s not a game where you can say, ‘Oh, you relax,'” Pogba explained.
“You’ll have to go back.” We expected it to happen anyway, with big teams and large clubs.
“We’re Manchester United, and we know it won’t be easy, but we’re here to play those games,” he said.
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