Pogba a joy to coach for Man United boss Solskjaer

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Manchester United's form under interim manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has been nothing short of incredible, with the Red Devils securing ten wins out of 11 games in all competitions under the Norwegian.

"(There's) just a positivity about the place to grind results out when we're not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and objective", said Jones, who extended his contract until 2023 last week.

He said: "I was watching it with Noah and we said, "Wow, that is a tough challenge".

Pogba added: "It is his (Solskjaer's) joy".

"We were in extremely good shape when we ended our campaign in the group stage, then there was the draw and things have completely changed".

Thiago Silva and Presnel Kimpembe are relatively easy choices ahead of the likes of Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, despite United's significant improvement defensively under Solskjaer.

He was also keen to emphasise that United's revived fortunes since he took over in December from Jose Mourinho were about the whole club's work and not just his own influence.

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That makes him one of the most vital and effective players in this current United side.

PSG will be shorn of two members of their attacking trio through injury in the Champions League last-16 first leg at Old Trafford after Cavani joined Neymar on the sidelines with a hip injury. Wins in both those two games elevated Solskjaer from a rank outsider to 4-1 on favourite to become the next permanent Manchester United manager.

"I don't really like to compare players, but I know that Paul is in good form, in a good place at the moment", Solskjaer said.

'And you are now seeing a completely different person and a completely different player'.

Martial has put the improvements down to Solskjaer's more attacking style.

But for now all the focus is on PSG - a tie in which United's hopes have been helped by injuries to key forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani for the visitors. "I think our right-back thinks it is not too bad he will not be here".

Suddenly, their visit to Old Trafford has taken on a daunting dimension.