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'Pogba hid during Jose stay'


Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba "hid" during Jose Mourinho's final days as Manchester United boss but is back to his best after winning the "war" with the Portuguese, according to former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit. 

Pogba was dropped by Mourinho for his last three Premier League games in charge at Old Trafford, before a startling return to form for the 25-year-old following Mourinho’s dismissal and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as interim manager.

The Red Devils have won all seven games with Solskjaer at the helm and France international Pogba has starred - scoring five goals and laying on five assists in that time.

Ahead of tonight's FA Cup tie at Arsenal, former Gunners midfielder Petit explaining the change in Pogba's approach in recent weeks.

"We all know that if you don't enjoy what you are doing you will probably face big frustration on the pitch, disillusions and Manchester United had to change on the pitch," he said.

"The results and the behaviour on the pitch, the body language as well....if I look at Manchester United now I see happy players, smiling - I can't remember the last time I saw that.

"When you are happy things are not the same any more and that is exactly what happened with Manchester United. For me Pogba is one of the best examples. (Marcus) Rashford as well, those guys never smiled and of course they have won seven games in a row."