MILAN: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side miss Paul Pogba after the Frenchman helped the Premier League side reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 1-0 win at AC Milan.
Pogba, who has not played in United’s 10 previous games due to a thigh injury, needed just three minutes to prove his worth in the last 16 earlier this morning.
As United struggled to find a goal at the San Siro after a 1-1 draw at home earlier, Pogba came on in the first half and immediately made an impact with a clever finish.
“We miss Paul – he hasn’t played in almost two months,” Solskjaer said.
“He’s getting closer to returning to his best form before the injury. He’ll be an added boost for the rest of the season.”
The ability possessed by the World Cup winner from France is indeed noticed by his teammates.
“There will always be a difference when you have a world -class player like Paul,” left -back Luke Shaw told BT Sport.
“He made a difference.”
Another big name making a comeback after injury at the San Siro was Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic but he missed the target when facing the old club when he was included in the second half.
The Swedish player’s attempt to play for two seasons at United from 2016 to 2018 was denied by Dean Henderson but the Italian club did not fully test the United goalkeeper during the 90 minutes of the game.