Solskjaer has feeling Pogba has more focus, as he reveals tactical tweak

Date published: Wednesday 8th April 2020 1:57 - Matthew Briggs

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Ole Gunner Solskjaer is hoping that Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will come back fully focused from the enforced coronavirus lock down.

Football in England has been suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic with Manchester United now inactive for just short of a month.

Solskjaer’s side last played 27 days ago, when United roared to a 5-0 win at LASK in a Europa League last-16 first leg played behind closed doors due to Austria’s Covid-19 measures.

There is no imminent sign of a return to normality never mind football, meaning the likes of Rashford and Pogba will have surely recovered from their injury lay-offs by the time play resumes.

“Paul and Marcus have been out, now we’ve still got games left, and I think everyone in the league will start more or less on the same level,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“Maybe they’ve got more motivation to keep going now, as they can see when they’re back they may be on the same level or even a better level physically.

“In a way, they have got an opportunity here to play a bigger part in this season than they had hoped.

“And they are big players for us, some of the most important players.

United spent a week in Marbella at the start of February on a warm-weather break and since they returned they remain unbeaten,

“I’ve always been impressed with the players when we’ve had breaks. When we came back from pre-season they were really focused,” added Solskjaer.

“We’ve had the mid-season break now, we did a few things tactically in Marbella in that week and they came back focused.

“We can kick on, I’m sure we can get a good start and climb up that table if we keep doing the right thing.

“Even with the FA Cup and Europa League, if that does go ahead, we’ve got good chances there.”

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