“When I look at it now, would I pick Paul Pogba in the Manchester United team? I wouldn’t. He came with a huge transfer fee, but I don’t think he’s a great player.
“When I say that, I’ve said it a few times on Monday Night Football, people say, ‘well he’s won the World Cup’. I get that, I understand that, but he’s been in our league, when he came in I wanted him to have the impact of what [Frank] Lampard had at Chelsea, what Stevie [Gerrard] had with Liverpool, what Yaya Toure had with Man City.
“Those players drive their teams to titles and European Cups. And when you come to Manchester United as the world record transfer fee – and I know you could say the other players aren’t great or this manager or that – when you’re that man that is seen as the man to take United to the next level. And United going to the next level is going back to winning titles or European Cups.
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“People may say that is too much pressure to put on one man. But that’s what we were told was coming. This package, the most expensive player in the world, he can do everything in midfield.
“He’s played for Juventus, he’s playing in Champions League finals for them. And it just hasn’t happened for him. And if it was me, I’d be looking to move him on.”
Speaking after Pogba came on as a substitute and gave away a penalty from which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal earlier this month, Solskjaer said: “Every player is frustrated with himself and disappointed after a defeat.